posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm


picking up momentum

secrets only slowly reveal

so many memories

a long eventful life

all those w0rds i write going round

up n down in the pool again

another day will pass

music children painting

more life more to live

in my quiet room

where i work work work

play play play

closer to the sea

courtyard with floorboards and little plants

rain gently falls

my dreams will be amazing tonight i think

symbolic and prophetic and gone by morning

tuesday ruby red will rise from a green sea

no one bothers me or bothers about me here

so quiet

my daughters are all delightful

every single one what a blessing

every day they all amaze me

i hope i dream of some of them at least

let me dream of children i knew half a century ago

yet here i am still fired by some vigour

my mind and energy burn on and on

intensity and focus increase

let me sink into black slumber

where naked velvet flesh downy and fresh

cushioning my endless fall from grace

with the face of a fox tell me that

a spirit honours me with its whispered words

the rainy courtyard is drip drip dripping

buddhas and shrubs in some soft light from windows

i feel a sacred connection to the night outside

grateful for this peaceful room

i will lay down and let my furtive mind wander

in the dormant and deep turmoil of sleep



26 Responses to “rain in the courtyard”

  1. avatar
    veleska1970 | 15 July 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Oooooo I love sleeping when it’s raining outside. The sound is such a sweet lullaby. 🙂

    Sleep well sweet dreams!!

    Lotza love…….

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      Anonymous | 15 July 2014 at 8:32 am #

      Yes! Rain on the window – nothing sings me to sleep better.

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    Rebecca1KS | 15 July 2014 at 8:39 am #

    How can anyone not love the rain? I just went outside to catch a torrential downpour in the little patch of woods in my backyard: amazing feeling. I don’t think people realize, water is the most precious element on this earth… literally a very big part of us. You are very blessed SK to enjoy so much of it every day.

  3. avatar | 15 July 2014 at 9:36 am #

    What an amazing, vivid and tranquil place you have described.

    Is it real? If so, can I please go there on a long holiday.

    Here’s hoping we all find “some peace tonight” in our endeavors.

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    Chris | 15 July 2014 at 10:37 am #

    This one is sublime sk…a perfect vignette of you and yours…it’s like all of the right existence distilled into a globular rain drop or into a large sphere of dew on a palm leaf…Siddartha would love this…’secrets only slowly reveal’…so true….

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    cath | 15 July 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    Steven Kilbey, never did you fall from grace, grace held you as you visited with life and all its pleasures…… served Grace, from many consciousness spaces. xx

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    Boriah | 15 July 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    So I spy on her, I lie to her, I make promises I cannot keep
    Then I hear her laughter rising, rising from the deep
    And I make her prove her love for me, I take all that I can take
    And I push her to the limit to see if she will break

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      Anonymous | 16 July 2014 at 3:28 pm #

      Reveals yr own insecurities & lackings of internal harmony if u need to go the mile of deception just to break someone.

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      Anonymous | 16 July 2014 at 7:25 pm #

      Yeah, you would do…

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        Boriah | 17 July 2014 at 10:05 pm #

        Lyrics taken from Pink Floyd´s “Take it back” song, you stupid asshole!!

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          Anonymous | 18 July 2014 at 12:25 pm #

          So I dont know every song lyrics. But I do know the heart of some who use these tactics tohave power over others. I have seen many who even use/create jealousy situations in others just so the instigator can have acknowledgement of love from the other. To fulfil one’s own insecurities! Thats not love, to create offense in another.
          So on that note, if I have truly offended u I apologise. But I am sure a man like you, those earlier comments would just wash off you like water of a ducks back. 😉

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            Boriah | 23 July 2014 at 6:08 pm #

            Since we´re not face to let our fists do the talking I´m forced to accept your apologies. For now….:)

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            Anonymous | 23 July 2014 at 9:28 pm #

            Your fists couldn’t say anything, little boy.
            Your small hands are soft, your gut is wider than your narrow shoulders, your knees are weak, your reflexes slow and your receding chin is hidden by a goatee.
            Easy meat.

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          Anonymous | 18 July 2014 at 7:21 pm #

          You quote Pink Floyd and we’re the assholes?!

          • avatar
            Boriah | 23 July 2014 at 6:11 pm #

            No, you were born an asshole, nothing to do with Pink Floyd.

        • avatar
          Anonymous | 19 July 2014 at 2:09 am #

          And what was it that made those particular lyrics resonate with you, Borat?

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            Boriah | 23 July 2014 at 6:12 pm #

            Reminds me of you mother, Anonymous asshole.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 15 July 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    ‘I love the rain’ – the only sensible thing that dick, Astbury, ever said (sorry, Kohl).

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    curiositykat | 16 July 2014 at 1:05 am #

    Apparently you used to rehearse in a Monastery literally a stones throw from where I grew up.I used follow a path past the edge of the Monastery all the time on my many solo walking and bike riding expeditions.This was mainly in the mid to late 70’s,I was a free-range child!.
    I particularly remember passing by when I first started horse riding at Bendora in ’74 onwards,when I was all of 7yrs old.I have vague recollections of hearing a band playing and being intrigued???For many years I’ve wondered if you rehearsed there during the day,or whether it’s my imagination?Is that where The Church begun?

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      thetimebeing | 16 July 2014 at 12:32 pm #

      baby grande used to rehearse in tht monastery at night
      yes that was us in 1974

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    Sam Mayfair | 16 July 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    indeedy a lovely room with and without the rain…

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 July 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    At Collaroy Beach in 1990, I watched a storm out at sea.
    I long to see it again in dreams.
    Never happens.
    Ah well.

  11. avatar
    davem | 17 July 2014 at 2:36 am #

    I concur, hero of mine.
    However much I fuck up……… I look at what amazing young men my two boys have grown into and I give thanks. Their love of art, music, literature and their passion for social justice helps me feel some genuine sense of peace.

  12. avatar
    hellbound heart | 17 July 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    my daughter is very much a blessing…..smarter and better and happier than I ever was at her age….she’s an angel, my Grace xxx

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    Eskaedor | 17 July 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Been listening to MATS. S.A.D.S. is a great song. Probably a fav.

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