posted on November 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm


some warm night will come your way i’m sure

the holiday man arrives without any children

could only be described as a balmy zephyr

the market place shivers slightly as it passes

the sunglasses the beads the hats the trinkets

subcutaneous feeling of nostalgia sepia

my  travel agent  by captain nemo

i dive deep into coral limbo my bubbles trailing tellingly

inside the cave of the earth sea serpents lair

the sound of its heart beat so heavy on my drum

daughter of mountain come

are you alone for once in the salmoning air?

your entreatment of some hermes trismegistus from the coast

the squalls of afternoon were like caves in a sea cartoon

a million houses where we could live and be happy

a million lives where we burn on and on

the sea accepts everything no offer refused

the watery depths seem to reach out sometimes

and to think to myself there are fish that can fly

and birds that dive within teeming shoal of mackerel

silvered for an instant in the film of distant camera

remembered in exquisite filia behind our eye

determining the thrust of the oceans brute girth

seizing the moment by a hook in the sky

unpolite the fisherman who bated the starling

and weird was the wizard who kidded the goat

in absentia garlands all strewn on the pitchforks

and we danced the colossus the road through the night

as the colours burst open revealing a darkness

as the unraveling bolero of time upon time

world upon world

sun upon sun

heaven on hell upon wish upon star

the cafe kinda crowded you’ll like it……

the pepper and salt shakers and all that

i hover above the elongation of love

i glide in the shadow

the negation of madness


24 Responses to “marine sky / azure fathom”

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    . | 18 November 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    let me breathe beneath the water, then i’ll be alright
    home again with the mammals and fishes, i’m alive
    in one of the million you mentioned, i’d survive
    just like in a dream that I had long ago, baptized
    and carried by the gulf stream into some bright Light
    weightless and powerful, i cut through the water, time
    didn’t matter, nothing else mattered, everything was just fine

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 18 November 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    I so love the water, the oceans, our beautiful lake. Yes, she is no ocean that you love so dearly. By from the piers point of view she looks as though she is holding my city afloat. Strongly with her long silky arms that appear to last forever. Don’t upset her in the winter my friends for she can churn up some lake effect snow that can snarl men and women alike, tapped in their automobiles on her serpenty es edge, frozen with ice and snow drifting and locking all so close to her. When I was a late teenager I spent many nights with my guitar and loving friends, at he shore line from the tease of early spring til the breath of early winter. I sat in awe of her beauty and power. I longed to see her brothers, sisters and cousins. I dreamt of Sydney and many of who read these passages, your homelands at the edge of natures marvel. But to never be ignorant of her sheer strength. How the weather seems to change in a moments notice based upon her ever changing mood.

    I always enjoy your visionary take of the vastness and beauty of your ocean surrounding you and the other members of this community, their relationships with the waves and ripples of their watery marvels. I can read them over and over and never bore of their link. Human beings living at eaters edge. Mother natures true essence of change. From the calm deep blue passion to her gray foaming waves and rage. It raptures me. I just wish I had a better, longer relationship with all of her personalities and become happily jealous of others history with the silky deep blue sea.

    Enjoy this weekend everyone, b safe…

    Darrin K.

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      thetimebeing | 19 November 2011 at 8:42 am #

      today the ocean is half in sun half in fog
      strange days are upon us dazza

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 19 November 2011 at 10:34 am #

        Strange days indeed… I read in October Rolling Stone magazine (USA version), a horrific article regarding Australia and her bizarre weather changes and severity. Her blazing heat and wildfires , fierce flooding, rivers drying up, reefs are dying off, severe drought conditions. The author of the article, Jeff Goodell, compared Australia’s current climate condition to a “global warming petri dish”. Once considered paradise on earth is quickly becoming the blueprint of how man and nature effect climate change. It was a heartbreaking article. You can find the article on (October 13, 2011). I know from years of reading, how much you treasure your adopted homeland. Steve, from your perspective because the media does like to paint a grimmer picture than reality holds, is this as awful as it has been described? Have you considered a safer place ,as a father, to call home. I believe the story to be accurate – I have read this authors work before. It, well I can’t even speak of it because I do not live there. I can only wish the best for the countries people and animals. It appeared truly horrific.


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          thetimebeing | 19 November 2011 at 11:03 am #

          australia has always been harsh and always will be
          always fires and floods
          i dunno if things are getting worse
          i suspect that they are
          the droughts seem to be over i guess that is a relief
          bondi beach SEEMS a place untouched by the goings on elsewhere
          an illusion no doubt easily shattered if things go wrong, i’m sure…

          • Kraig
            Kraig | 19 November 2011 at 7:33 pm #

            As a Geography major myself, the Earth goes through Geomorphic changes over thousands of years…this could be the start of another, you never know. The earth tilts on it’s axis every so often…the last ice age was an example, then warming occured (axis tilted again)…and so on and so’s a geomorphic cycle over thousands if not millions of years. We might be getting into another…so I myself take global warming in a different perspective. Maybe partially manmade, but most likely the Earth is a changin’ on it’s own more than likely. It’s bound to happen sooner or later, plus we are using less carbon fuels compared to the early 1900’s, etc…but with population booms, this magnifies the model. So all in all I really think it’s just part of the climate in Australia vs. other parts of the World. As for the ice melts in the poles, it’s part of the Earth Cycle over thousands of years…ozone layer, that’s from the Sun exerting more rays than normal…the sun goes through a cycle too. Take a look into the geomorphic cycle of the earth sometime, it might surprise you. Interesting suff indeed!

  3. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 18 November 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    I love traveling and traveling through your words
    home from New Orleans
    what a city, such history
    I must of walked a 1000 miles over my five days there
    Steve I know you have played there before
    I hope you got a chance to take in the french quarter
    a magical place indeed, except for Bourban street that was dissapointing
    Royal st. was loaded with Art and historical stores, voodoo
    some of the art reminded me of yours and the culture was amazing.
    and the cemeteries were unique. anyway home, missed my kids and was glad to back with them.
    I will check out your Art sale here at the site and also wanted to say the new church merchandise site is very nice indeed. I have already noticed some new things I need to order and will do so as soon as the Opera House DVD/CD is released.

    Take Care,


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      thetimebeing | 19 November 2011 at 8:41 am #

      yes i have been to new orleans
      i have experienced some magic there

    • Kraig
      Kraig | 19 November 2011 at 9:24 am #

      My wife and i went on a Ghost Tour while we were there, hope you got to do the same, that was fascinating! Plenty of haunts in Naulin’s!

      • Kraig
        Kraig | 19 November 2011 at 7:26 pm #

        …I mean “Nawlin’s” (New Orleans) is how the natives pronounce it…not Naulin’s…as i stated above. Anyway…

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          BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 19 November 2011 at 11:39 pm #

          That was great stuff u shared regarding mother earth and her spin cycle. This community we are lucky to have and be led by our beloved moderator, has such a vast array of colorful individuals with worlds of knowledge. If you get a chance, from your educated perspective, please look up.the article on line. I believe you will really enjoy it, and sadly it will also make you question the future of that bid beautiful island that Steve and so many call home.


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    Lara | 19 November 2011 at 12:38 am #


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    23flies... | 19 November 2011 at 12:40 am #

    yes i enjoyed this
    adrift and at peace

  6. Kraig
    Kraig | 19 November 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Beautiful writings today Sir Kilbey! Thanks!

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    mattyc | 19 November 2011 at 10:23 am #

    green ghost
    sifts through my fingers
    and slips beneath the waves
    amorphous, opaque
    unfettered, free
    she dances
    and disappears
    ashes to earth
    salt to sea
    flotsam washed on distant shores
    sparkling on some foggy beach

    bye mom, we’ll miss you

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    andy | 19 November 2011 at 10:27 am #

    too sophisticated for an earthy olde sot like me!
    paradoxicaly…enjoying the confusion it instills within me though.
    a smashing weekend is wished for yourself and all who read this most
    special part of the world wide web!

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    davidb5 | 19 November 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    unsquashed by time
    your riddles, paradiddles
    suggesting a rhythm beyond measure
    with perhaps a hint of unearthly pleasure
    the key to some unburied treasure
    left hidden and yet not
    in a time that land too soon forgot
    while waves like hands which rock the cot
    cradle our infancy

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    Elvis | 19 November 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    If the new church album sounds anything like what you guys have bin puttin’ out lately it’s gunna be kewl moan! If it’s a mix between Hammock, Noctorum, SKP, K&K, and David Neil, etc…way too much to handle and absorb lately baby! Lookin’ fo ward 2 next dee next Church cd or any SKP! Come own n shake a leg with good ole Elvis n celebrate!

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    Jesiah6 | 19 November 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    Makes I feel like I’m on a warm tropical beach.
    Hope a warm night does come my way.
    It’s been getting really cold here.

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