posted on December 10, 2007 at 12:55 pm

blue tablets cut in quarters
outside at 3 a m
sitting alone and naked
in the deep shadow of the doorway
i look up at the navy blue sky
the stars pulse in time with my heartbeast
the stars are shining within black circles
on the navy blue sky
mars and venus emanating in space
the stars have voices
i can hear them in the shadows
the stars throb in tune with my bad ear
the sky knows me
the stars constrict and release
those black circles around them
like holes containing diamonds
some stars disappear and reappear
the stars voices are brittle
i understand them for the first time
i hear them with my eyes
delicious theyre saying in icy voices
yum yum they tinkle and crash
the houses are all outlined in black
everything crudely chucked on realitys collage
the air is grainy
the night is warm
suddenly clouds glide overhead
whispering vapours
like stingrays they flap on the navy blue
the clouds blanket the stars and the night turns purple
i can hear the stars
even if i cant see them
in the black round spaces where they sit and burn
in galaxies so far far off
worlds that cannot be reached by travel
the sky deeper than the sea
the constellations woven on a black sheet
layer upon layer of space
the fabric of thought
the stream of amorous love
the way home
the detour
the delay
say the stars

33 Responses to “mind music”

  1. avatar
    Anakki Mayhem | 10 December 2007 at 1:50 pm #

    say the stars
    says the reader

    sweet dreams & thank u for a lovely read 🙂


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    Anonymous | 10 December 2007 at 1:51 pm #



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    Anonymous | 10 December 2007 at 1:54 pm #

    So how’re them ears then?

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    Dinosaur Swamp | 10 December 2007 at 2:32 pm #


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    Rimbaud coming to the rescue | 10 December 2007 at 2:35 pm #

    beautiful one Kilbey

    BTW great Christ catalogue at Care Aust for those who’d rather donate…

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    12str | 10 December 2007 at 2:58 pm #

    we just posted our first songs on My Space…as optimistic as i was at first as pessimistic i am now.. is it supposed to be like this? it really didnt become as the songs i heard in my head the first time around..anyway..there they are taking off all by themself.. some good intentions,can you hear what i hear? i wonder…?


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    Cee | 10 December 2007 at 4:27 pm #

    capa sobre capa de espacio
    la tela del pensamiento
    la corriente del amor amoroso
    el camino a casa
    la desviacion
    el retraso
    dicen las estrellas

    Gracias, Esteban.

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    fantasticandy | 10 December 2007 at 4:29 pm #

    ah….the night sky,
    pure magic.

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    Anonymous | 10 December 2007 at 4:38 pm #

    Was it a night of stargazing like this that inspired “the big hit?”

    Beautiful word imagery today sir.

    Hope you get well soon.

    Tampa, Fl

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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 10 December 2007 at 5:10 pm #

    they’re magically delicious…
    Meye Lucky Charms

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    davem | 10 December 2007 at 8:39 pm #

    Take it you’re doing the gigs then Steve.
    Stubborn so and so!
    I’ve been thinking about you and worrying about you.
    Take care of that ear.
    Love you lots,


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    Anonymous | 10 December 2007 at 9:31 pm #

    wow!beautiful.juzt beautiful sk!have a brilliant gig tonight!…and um?be gentle with those precious ears of yoursfire to the to the to the voice and the magical nights ahead!….”lucky lucky bastards”{no offence to anyone,tis a monty python ting!}…let her rip killer!yeeehah!much love,as always,gen xxxxx

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    Anonymous | 10 December 2007 at 10:01 pm #



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    Anonymous | 10 December 2007 at 10:14 pm #

    ah blissful celestial escapism, needed it so badly myself last night after abc. Thank you for your beautiful words Steve. Hope you have a happy time.


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    daniel12 | 10 December 2007 at 11:00 pm #

    A Lovely Poem.
    It seems full of showbiz metaphor but perhaps that’s just the way i’m reading it.
    Hope your ears feel better and best wishes for your your gig tonite.
    I’ll be there in the audience.
    Smiling n’d nodding with my space age db reduction earplugs sticking out my ears.
    I quite like the Divynls and I won’t apologize for it.
    For Oz rock guitar playing Mark Mc is pretty much my favorite.
    Sure I know he’s a bonehead.
    But that don’t mater when he’s got a Les Paul jnr strapped on.
    Chrissy’s an original and Charlie what can I say…
    Class A rock drummer.
    Keith Richards chose Charlie to play drums for his Expensive Wino’s.
    Then again maybe Keith just prefers drummers called Charlie.
    It avoids confusion.

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    helper intelligence in the invisible realm | 10 December 2007 at 11:06 pm #

    great post yesterday

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    Anonymous | 10 December 2007 at 11:30 pm #

    Shine on sk, “you’re like a star to me, you see everything…” (love that song)
    Have a great time tonight and I can’t wait ’til the weekend, but take care of that ear, ok!
    Love Amanda

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    mammalmupp | 10 December 2007 at 11:48 pm #

    etheral brillance….

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    mattdavison | 10 December 2007 at 11:50 pm #

    It’s a long way back to the stars we gotta go SK

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    restaurant mark | 11 December 2007 at 12:25 am #

    just checking in…gone too long…whew! had a bunch of reading to catch up on…so sorry about your ongoing ear troubles steve…hope it gets better soon…take care


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    veleska1970 | 11 December 2007 at 12:37 am #

    don’t have time to read bloggy today, but just wanted to say i hope y’all have a great gig this evening!!

    lotza love…..

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    blackeyes | 11 December 2007 at 2:59 am #

    take care of yourself and have a wonderful time tonight, sir.

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    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 6:33 am #

    very dreamy…the night is often more welcoming than the harsh light of day…going camping at carnarvan gorge over the christmas break so i’d imagine that i’ll see zillions of stars then…treat yourself with care, steve…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

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    mattdavison | 11 December 2007 at 8:05 am #

    Serve em a beauty sk… those divinosaurs, are not even the crackle on the am dail that is the hi fi – crunch fuckin brilliance


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    Anonymous | 11 December 2007 at 8:12 am #

    allright mattie D!!!!…theyll be blown away tonight,i am sure!!!wow!am about to throw a geographical tantrum!!i wish i could be there!!!SKonna be brilliant SK!!!ampeage hookup to the magical masters of electric bubbles,and lightning bolts!…have a GREAT one!…love to you,as always,gen xxxxx

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    Celticat | 11 December 2007 at 9:35 am #

    You got a lot of people that care about you Steve

    Call me shallow 😉 I’m also hanging out to see The Church soon and with my 16 yr old daughter. She’s got her dad’s music bug, moved by good music. I introduced her via Reptile/UTMW and tonite I found EMS at the computer after she went out. She had saved it to her iPod. Other CD’s at puter are Coldplay Parachutes, Midnight Oil BSM, Lilo & Stitch (Elvis Presley), Urban Hyms, Music Live from “The Panel”, 96fm “Australian Rock Classics”, Chris Isaak “Forever Blue”.

    In exulted company? – fucked if I know but we know that we like your words and your music.

    Take Care Mate

  27. avatar
    davem | 11 December 2007 at 10:02 am #

    Good luck tonight SK.
    Protect that ear!

  28. avatar
    isolde | 11 December 2007 at 10:48 am #

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    you will see stars
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    veleska1970 | 11 December 2007 at 11:08 am #

    what a lovely way to describe the night sky. today’s post was gorgeous, just like the sky.

    lovely. hope the gig went well.

    lotza love….

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    Melissa | 11 December 2007 at 11:13 am #

    ..’see what we are is limitless light, reflected in the stars’..

    good luck and hoping it’s a wonderful show tonight 🙂 take care x

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    matthew | 11 December 2007 at 11:37 am #

    Nice stuff SK, thanks.

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    Centuryhouse | 12 December 2007 at 3:53 am #

    Very nice. The sky is one of my favorite subjects.

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    captain mission | 14 December 2007 at 6:25 am #

    i to love the sky, especially on a clear night, so much happens up there, its so wonderous, i always walk my dog down the beach, (no rangers) and gaze upwards, seen some incredible things but no aliens. i may however already have been abducted and had my memory wiped cos i heard those aliens have ray gun memory wiping technology that does that, may explain why i have a really dodgy memory.

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