posted on February 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

the australian night

wrap it around you all this darkness

wrap this darkness like a blanket

i remember shivering through some grey dawn

i huddled in a puddle of beds

day came with its tears yes you might say

day of toil night of respite

day of nightmare night of dream

days as a wall

night coming thru

day stopping you dead in your tracks

the night spits you out and leaves you behind

vulgar day subtle night

the night seems to linger then it is gone

the night is a metaphor for all the unknown

in australia the night is prehistoric and young

it bristles and moves and chatters and vibrates

the plants and the shrubs all going beserk

tangle of intoxicated plants in perpetual embrace

the moon caresses the sun enhances

they turn that light into purest food

in the earth they draw up energy

in the air they sing their song

morning night and afternoon…

reverie shattered by sirens out there in naked city

buddha on my wall smiling

gift from kitty

nirvana or nothingness that is the question

its quiet tonight the ghosts have all vanished

the fireworks maybe finally finished

the unsettling ride well i cant get used to it

its been like this all my life

but night can sometimes soothe my searching

and night can sometimes make it work

and night can sometimes mask my mask

and night can sometimes tame my hounds

illusion requires a decent night

a night in the tropics

a night faraway from the bright light of day

night moving in diagonals towards its conclusion

night in the action before its demise

night only bridal night only reins

night only fixing your saddest lost wish

night dumb ferocious wild in torrents

inexplicable unexplained pertaining to nothing but itself

the night will always have the last word

and that word is

sleep

 

 

 

 

20 Responses to “oncoming incessant thought”

  1. avatar
    colette | 12 February 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    Yesterday tonight tomorrow due to bloom

  2. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 12 February 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    I pray for sleep and search for it everywhere in this and alternate universes…and it always escapes me.

    Daylight is like new life…
    It begins with a warm glow and evolves into a full
    lit bliss.
    Then night quickly approaches and tasks with deeds
    must he completed.
    Darkness of night consumes and overwhelms…
    it engulfs even the mightiest and pulls those down deep
    were it is the coldest.
    Than it to, passes and…
    we begin all over again,
    but strangely…
    never the same.

    Raz

  3. avatar
    Boriah | 12 February 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    BIGFOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeblik, Iยดm gonna tell ya something about surf:

    ALOHA BIGGLES AND KILBO!

    Cheerio

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2012 at 1:10 am #

    Sleep is my favorite thing. This is why i hope for oblivion after death rather than heaven or rebirth. The greatest word in english: sleep.

  5. avatar
    Kristine | 13 February 2012 at 3:27 am #

    Beautiful prose! Your new place really agrees with you judging from your blog – hope you’re enjoying the treetop view and all the space. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. avatar
    . | 13 February 2012 at 3:57 am #

    exhaustion from the move
    may your thoughts be soothed
    as you sleep under a full moon
    let your sweet dreams visit soon
    while golden fish swim in the lagoon
    and the tiny castaways remain marooned
    they see an invisible ship in the afternoon
    but it floats away like a lone balloon

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 13 February 2012 at 11:41 am #

      I respect ur opinion, you always add enlightment to the proceedings….can I ask u this: How do you find sleep?

      Darrin JK

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        . | 13 February 2012 at 10:36 pm #

        Physical activity is key for me. I like to bike 3 to 4 days a week because I can get outside and get my heart rate up consistently. It’s easy on the joints but challenging physically and mentally. It’s hard during Winter though. However, I load my MP3 with all my favorite tunes and pedal through nature. Speeding downhill listening to songs like Tantalized is quite a rush. I eat smaller meals throughout the day and drink plenty of water and green tea. I read before bedtime or watch a historical documentary or something like that. I even write in my journal when my mind is unsettled because it helps to sort out all my thoughts.

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          BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 15 February 2012 at 11:22 pm #

          Thank you for sharing that, it is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately do to ky chr…chronic afflictions…I have a portable floor peddlar and I play my music quite loud, I have q bit of vertigo which multiplies when I wear any headphones so I have tobmix all ky music in open air.

          You know (.) , ur an enigma to many of us during off the blog chats. I always say that (.) is enightened in such a positive manner that his/ her reach goes beyond ‘Ye olde blogeee’ to something much more. I respect ur privacyx I am just the draft oposite I a personality grand measurement. Like the respectful gents : Hyde and Jek ( one was a nickname growing up, guess its easy to pick which one that was…)

          Dazza

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    Anonymous | 13 February 2012 at 7:37 am #

    Contrast between night and day is much needed. Each gives us an appreciation of the other.How mundane life would be if all of it was spent in either solely lightness or darkness. How limited our achievements would be.There is a wonderful nocturnal community of wildlife embracing this planet whilst many of us rejuvenate for the challenges and joys the day brings. Thankyou for the contemplative post. I hope the move went well for the girls and yourself. May there be many happy days and nights spent in your new abode for all of you to enjoy.
    A few short applicable quotes:
    Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
    Napoleon Bonaparte .
    Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only by night.
    Edgar Allen Poe.
    I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.
    Vincent Van Gogh.
    Take care Mr K and Girls.

  8. avatar
    andy | 13 February 2012 at 9:57 am #

    ‘houses of the poor and infamous’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u2-a_FH2Rg&feature=share
    hey,i think you’ve done ok.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 13 February 2012 at 10:27 pm #

      Oh daddy…u r a screaming meanie !!!! Poor Scarlett. When you acquired your new place…did she realize that her room was going to b a small hole in the wall with a door that doesn’t work ????
      That is way to funny. Your amazing family seems so alive and you are beaming with a proud sparkle that I have not seen in such a long time…it suits you well.
      God bless you, the girls and your wounderful new home.
      You have a glow about u in the video that is delightful and contagious.
      You generally appear happy…and i feel so good that you love ur new place, the views are extradordinary

      You are a blessed man my friend…thank you to Andy for getn this on the blog site.

      So , when is the house warming party…where is my invite ???? Hahahahahaaaa

      Enjoy your new home, and I truly love your office/ studio…us guys need our play area as well .

      Have a grand week, I can only see excitement and creativity emitting from your new abode.

      My question to you…
      Did you have the place ‘ cleansed ‘ of negative energy b4 you moved in???
      It’s never to late, and with the new sights and sounds…it may put the girls at ease.
      Many homes have wayward spirits still attached, most will do no harm. But for peace of mind I beleive a simply ceremony of the 4 of u would be suffice. It sounds strange, buy lights out…candles up. Join hands and speak your minds. Tell each other your dreams and fears…when you all can b honest with each, in the darkness….only positive energies will flow like rivers of rain, not from tears of uncertainty, but from tears of joy and I also beleive that a new home needs an elegant aquarium with picturesque ocean beauty and life…just a thought.

      Super Congrats friend !!!

      Dazza

    • avatar
      Lara | 14 February 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      Nice digs!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 February 2012 at 9:59 am #

    may the night’s power surges caress and feed your nocturnal soul the purest of food…
    hugs and blessings —

  10. avatar
    andy | 13 February 2012 at 10:01 am #

    oh…and while i’m at it…
    i must just mention that scarlet seems as sweet a litle girl as anyone could ever wish for.
    naughty olde daddy for teasing her so!

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 13 February 2012 at 10:40 pm #

      From one papa to another…u. so right.
      My Kristina in the early stage of her “Birthday Week Of Celebration”.
      She has a total of six, yes six events and parties with different parts of the family and especially tomorrow on her Birthday, Valentine’ s Day…
      It all comes to a thundering end with her supersized – 20+ kid party at an indoor water sprinkler park…in the month of February.
      It is her special week, and my angel is such a good girl…she, like all amazing children need to b spoiled.
      Yes- she is having an indoor wet and wild party in the heart of a cold winter here in Chicago…
      Never spare any expense when it comes to ur kids…you can never ever spoil them enough…
      We just keep trying…

      HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY – MY DEAR SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL PUMPKIN…KRISTINA !!!
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY ANGEL…

      A Very Proud Daddy,
      Darrin JK

  11. avatar
    Jonny Hollywood | 13 February 2012 at 11:41 am #

    i call it “sleepy sleep” ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. avatar
    Linjo | 13 February 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Oh poor Steve you are going through such sadness. The loneliness and loss is just too hard. You will love again though. x (in time)

  13. avatar
    Wilfred Paradise | 13 February 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    nights on stage

  14. avatar
    hellbound heart | 14 February 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    I love night…..i love the rest and respite from the toil of the day….
    love always….


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