posted on November 30, 2008 at 7:23 pm

wonderful spirit continue to guide me
flame on! light the lamp of love
fill my head with the sweetest words
summer for some of us
the days stretch out before me
the nights so black n inviting
knit me a mansuit i can wear
weave me my crown of weeds n reeds
coz i wander abroad in broad daylights
dazzled by the oaks thunderous voice
that reverberates underground
and i’m in league with the river
that accepts me without even a murmur
dive deep in her dark waters
lose your breath and be drowned
surfacing in another summer
golden rays call your vapour to heaven
summertime will be a love-in there
exquisite music
its…….david neil
“after that summer thats never coming a gain
my baby waiting for me
behind her frosted pane”
the angels toll the silver bells
go skinny dipping with jesus
drink sangria with rama
lie down n dream beneath the sleeping weeping willows
dream of summerpast
when you floated in bluer skies
right over the school so far below
you could hear a brass band playing in the distance
as you drifted away
into the effulgence
cos life is not solid
and we appear n disappear
and we bring to the table what we have learnt
and all stories are made up as we go along
and eventually
you must end up on your own
walking through a storm
where nothing can help you
in a black wood filled with uncertainty
then remember today today today
you are a childe
swimming in a vast sparkling sea
held up by the oceans hands
and gently surged to the sand
afternoon endless
your kind mama
your handsome father
your big sisters who tease you
becoming golden brown in the sun
becoming invisible in the warm black night
becoming yourself more and more
learn to love
learn to walk the astral path
learn to reach deep inside
and retrieve memories of summers long past
summers of boleyn
summers of iscariot
summers of ancient times that crowd your mind
the sun and the stars and the moon
the groves n the flesh n the wine
the lakes n the evenings n the dawns
your ancestors were you n me
summer is recycling us over n over
we pop up under the palms licking frosty fruits
cruising down the motel strip in a fancy car
we laughing cos we alive
at last (again)
summer deep is in the hills
jesus with his jaguar
strange birds arrive in the foggy blue
the great god pan is still king
we are golden youths in bacchus’s retinue
we crush the grape
we raise the cup
we dance with the dryads
into the nights wild depths
we are ecstatic n telepathic
we are in love with everything around us
the sacred glades come alive
and summer wraps us up
with warm sheets of air
and pillows of lovely dreams
and whispered words of welcoming
and summer is a beautiful girl bathing in a stream
and we watch her from within the woods concealed
we are rogues n ruffians n merry fools
we sleep under the stars
we eat wild raspberries and drink the dew
we ride the ceiling fans in hotelrooms by the sea
we check in to a deluxe suite
we amble down the boardwalk at rehoboth beach
shoot the curls at malibu
making friends with hawaii
summer comes in so many guises
listen to lord krishnas flute in the lemurian jungle
its all mixed up
lord krishnas flute in the holy night
mingling with the singing mermaids
far out to sea
too far out to see
a comet blazes overhead
star of bethlehem beach
for a moment everything is illuminated
then darkness returns
rendering all things equal

20 Responses to “romance n promises of summer days”

  1. avatar
    iseult | 30 November 2008 at 9:47 pm #

    good morning! such a lovely day such a pretty blog

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    princey | 30 November 2008 at 10:00 pm #

    Beautiful blog for the first day of summer sk, you haven’t written something like this for a while. I love summertime too, the warm nights, sunny days, it does lift my spirits way up there. And summertime usually means a visit from a certain Mr Kilbey for a gig or 2, hope the tradition keeps a’goin’ 🙂 (it’s been too long between visits!!)
    Have a happy day one and all,
    Luv AManda

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    Anonymous | 30 November 2008 at 10:49 pm #

    Hi SK,

    D n I bought tickets this morning for David Byrne in order to c The Church. There is a parragraph on the Opera House website about David Byrne and The Church finishing with "The sonic perfection of The Church will be a wonderful appetiser". 7.30pm – 8.30pm The Church. Now I'm worried when you said it may be off, I have it in writing so (fingers crossed) it is definitely on!

    Peace & love,

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    captain mission | 30 November 2008 at 10:55 pm #

    that one takes my breath away, there’s no one quite like you in the world today, certainly no one know of.
    hail summer and all it will bring!

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    Queen Hatshepsut | 1 December 2008 at 12:36 am #

    You've done it again old man (haha – right! I will always see you the way you were at about 31 and when I was 18 – you're still beeeaaauuutiful – oh hell, you know it!) – this blog is so achingly lovely and each word just sort of gently seeped into my skin and dissolved into my soul and tears came to my eyes but still, I smiled.

    So today is your first day of summer eh? Wow. We just celebrated our autumn holiday of Thanksgiving. The world tilts slightly on its axis and separates us between seasons. What am I saying – it's always summer in L.A. (and I hate it!) >:(

    Went on 'holiday' for the last four days and managed to live without a computer so I've got to catch up on yer blogs. Happy Monday, First Day of Summer and Everything Else…

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    veleska1970 | 1 December 2008 at 1:07 am #

    happy first day of summer. this was a very beautiful tribute to it.

    “we are in love with everything around us”
    the most poignant line here~~reminds me of when i was a child and it was summertime. i guess summertime does that to a person, huh? transforms them to a warmth and fuzziness.

    enjoy your day, steve.

    lotza love…..

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    Freddie | 1 December 2008 at 1:14 am #


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    MEM | 1 December 2008 at 2:16 am #

    flowers in spring, a song for a king…

  9. avatar
    EDD | 1 December 2008 at 6:04 am #

    Pacific North-west….overcastngray…anti-summer here…..

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    ticktockclarice | 1 December 2008 at 9:00 am #

    Hey there fellow sun (and Steve) worshippers,
    Man, do i feel for you poor suckers in the northern hemisphere today. Has been a picture perfect 1st day of summer here in sleepy little Perth. Am feeling unbelievably, even manically happy today. I think the combination of gorgeous clear blue skies(with JUST the right amount of wispy cloud), fresh warm summer breeze, a cleansed body full of lovely things like crisp green veggies, juicy, sun-filled pineapple and full of -the -earth’s goodness grains instead of hideous boiled pig’s cartilege and tendons (nope, don’t even miss sour coke bottles one bit yet,) and reading Steve’s magical blog and everyone’s wonderful optimistic comments is the true recipe for happiness. And to top it all off, found a copy of Painkiller in my local record shop on just the same day that the one hubby ordered for me secretly for Christmas came in the mail. Karmic Hit indeed! he’s too cheap to let me subscribe to TTB and so in punishment he’s had to pay for PK twice!! Squee!! And i got seasons 2 and 3 of The Mighty Boosh today which i get to watch tonight!!! Can life get any better?? Happy happy joy joy! Ok, i’m off before i spontaneously combust. Love to all.
    PS, thanks Freddie for the vego advice yesterday, will definitely get a copy of that book. I think the energized thing is kicking in today, it’s brilliant.

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    Affanayzhes Purnaff | 1 December 2008 at 10:11 am #

    > you poor suckers
    > in the northern hemisphere

    first day of winter, the smell of coal waiting in the street, everythings hiding under a thin layer of frost, that strange glow between orange and blue, warm air meeting winter's breath in the air creates a stir, towers of the monasteries shivering and shifting behind aerial effects, snow crunching under my daughter's boots, she hides under my coat and people seem to love each other more…yes, i am a poor sucker in the northerm hemisphere, but i won't go anywhere else now -)

  12. avatar
    ross b | 1 December 2008 at 10:15 am #

    Beautiful sentiments Steve, I feel very close to this one, spendid uplifting verse, I love it!

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    Hellbound Heart | 1 December 2008 at 10:44 am #

    today’s blog is sweet opiate mannna….the sweet fragrant excesses of summer flowers and fruits, sun’s profound and silent roar, cooling tempest of evening thunderstorms….
    thankyou for giving me such a beautiful blog to savour…
    love always….

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 December 2008 at 11:01 am #

    I hope you know what you’re doing with this anon. stuff, Steve.
    Meanwhile, tax, car, teeth AND Xmas?! Kripes. I was saving it up for a bit later, but fuck it – sounds like the coffers could do with replenishing. So my contribution’s on it’s way as soon as I’ve finished this. Worth it for Saturday’s blog alone. Cheers, Steve.

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    Shirley Sally | 1 December 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    yup I am with Anon 10:01 and have subscribed to help towards tct and x. I also bought a copy of Painkiller from Amazon for my husband’s Christmas stocking and wrapped it up as soon as I got it -am enjoying the prolonged agony of having to wait to hear it.

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    Melby Symon | 1 December 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    yoooohoooooooo from Melby.

    long year. can we just cancel it and start again.

    I’m all the way with princey. We would love to see you back in Melbourne for a gig or 5.

    29th Jan with the Triffids is a looooooong way off…

    i have none of the skills you need right now :(( …but I hope some of the fiendds do !

    ALWAYS here in spirit if not always in the flesh…take care

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    melissa | 1 December 2008 at 12:52 pm #

    mmmmm … had to read again, so beautiful 🙂

    Anyone star-gazing tonight? Saw Venus and Jupiter in alignment with a crescent moon in the night sky .. just standing there transfixed *sigh* 🙂

    What a beautiful first summer night!


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    CSTCoach | 1 December 2008 at 4:34 pm #


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    ScaughtFive | 1 December 2008 at 4:47 pm #

    Like a Ray of Bradbury shining through Pacific Northwest fog banks packed fulla evergreen tree wintergloom. Much needed and much thanked.

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    davem | 1 December 2008 at 6:10 pm #

    That’s why we follow you.
    Glorious stuff.
    PS Lovely winter day here. Frost. Loved it!

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