posted on June 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm
titanium obrien

titanium obrien














writhing snake head of storm

the gushing wind

the burning water droplets fallen from the skys fire

the barbarian night finds me sworded

the tawdry lord of castled tower blocked shadow sun

liege lady linger in fading light

the evaporation and condensation of sweet love

arrow winged words piercing hold of desire

a stars gravity has sucked you in

you never pay because its a free fall

crumbled civilization ground down into powder

the one who screams truth is the biggest liar

god inside you think of it

yoga or magic

both have a secret agenda

suddenly you break into another realm

the morning will be a bitch but thats how it is

the night approaches in black cloaked immunity

invisibly slipping between dream sheets my etheric body

the red flash within a dark space

the heart pumps hot ichor round beyond all eyes

travelling faster than speed

hurtling out of nowhere and then gone

life in disguise

life in the canopy

life in charge

life mysterious and fragile

life as it is on earth


26 Responses to “mani fresco”

  1. avatar
    Chris | 29 June 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    like the oblique nature of this….quizzical….paradoxical… life really

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    Kohl Ette | 29 June 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    S/he aint heavy s/he is my lover. Shore thing.

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    matthew | 30 June 2014 at 2:30 am #

    “travelling faster than speed” – what a great line! More poetic genius, another sensory read.

  4. avatar
    Em Dee | 30 June 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    The louder he protested his innocence, the faster we counted our spoons.

  5. avatar
    Eugene | 30 June 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    5000 Americans killed by guns in the first 6 months of 2014.
    ‘Crumbled civilisation ground down into powder’, indeed.

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    isolde | 30 June 2014 at 11:54 pm #


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    davem | 1 July 2014 at 4:55 am #

    Just lovely.

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    Kerrie | 1 July 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I like the hand on her shoulder x

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    Anonymous | 1 July 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    Steve, do you still practice automatic writing?

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      thetimebeing | 2 July 2014 at 10:23 am #


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        Anonymous | 2 July 2014 at 9:16 pm #

        Do you shape it afterwards or leave it as it comes?

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          thetimebeing | 3 July 2014 at 1:38 pm #

          sometimes both

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            Anonymous | 4 July 2014 at 12:43 am #

            Cheers for the insight, Steve. Interesting stuff.

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        Rebecca1KS | 10 July 2014 at 12:49 am #

        Is there a difference between stream of consciousness and automatic writing?

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          thetimebeing | 10 July 2014 at 5:50 pm #

          maybe in intent
          but the effect is much the same

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            Rebecca1KS | 10 July 2014 at 7:06 pm #

            Either way, I like it a lot. If/when I start my blog, you’ve helped influence me to go for this effect. Really forces one to think, expands the mind.

  10. avatar
    Hamfast | 2 July 2014 at 6:29 am #

    Wow. That’s one of your best paintings, I think.

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    Anonymous | 2 July 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    Is that the full painting or a detail of a larger piece?

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      thetimebeing | 3 July 2014 at 1:38 pm #

      full painting
      its for sale too

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        Anonymous | 3 July 2014 at 7:27 pm #

        This piece is like a scene from a myth that we’ve forgotten but somehow know deep in our hearts.
        I think you’ll be selling quite a few of this one.

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    Peter D | 3 July 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    How much is it for sale for, Steve? I can’t find it anywhere on your site.

    And probably more to the point, got any large prints of it in the pipeline? Might suit my budget better.

    It’s a lovely painting.

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