posted on May 28, 2012 at 6:57 am

zephyrus spring

on coraline fountains that spring from other earths

yes other earths yet within our lives

they were ours to behold

yet these thin partitions separated dimensions

universes side by side rarely moving into each other

day to day

a thousand different times moving

time fast time slow time stopped no time at all

gods frustrated hurl down heroes

and you will know them by their works

arrows of devotion honed life after life

reverence for all life therefore as all must live

the struggle with the beast within contained

Ra begets a glorious morning casting Set beneath black Nile

once our race was ecstatic

when that day dawned

we all came from other worlds to populate this

as we moved up and down a vast interlocking web of incarnation

the good advance

the bad retreat

the mediocre stay

people are moving through the fabric now though

interlopers and angels break free as this plane speeds up

maverick spirit of the age

art is ripe for the picking

a responsibility for astonishment

superimposition of mans will on matter

we perform tricks then we perform miracles

we must take everything we want from thin air

oh age of wonders oh age of light !

Zeus dived from heaven and begot children of Olde

his herald the messenger approaches nymphs and women

his aegis crackling thunderbolt upright in stream

transmitting power in some divine frequency

he negates every stupid question i have

my planet is rich in sorrow and doubt

we have mined our minds and sold our sole soul

we have voyaged to jupiter deep in the antarctic sea

and appeared in bedrooms to collect DNA

nightfriends coming through the mirrors

and sliding down the light

the spontaneous decision to become vegetarian

marks a donor to our dwindling pool

all of us come from somewhere beyond

and thats where we go at the end of the day



19 Responses to “runic drive”

  1. avatar
    andy | 28 May 2012 at 8:15 am #

    splendid stuff steve,
    you seem on an all-time creative high…
    new tracks are very adventurous, i enjoyed them very much!
    i’ll take today’s photo as a public statement then,yes?

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      Boriah | 28 May 2012 at 6:28 pm #

      Listening to “Cumbrian skies” now.

  2. avatar
    andy | 28 May 2012 at 9:10 am #

    just seen the pics of minna ‘n you on FB steve,
    she’s looking well!

  3. avatar
    Once | 28 May 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Sometimes (most times) when I read these gracious blogs, I reach a point in the prose where I have to stop and go, “Oh my God. That is SO GOOD.” In this one, it was –

    “transmitting power in some divine frequency
    he negates every stupid question i have
    my planet is rich in sorrow and doubt
    we have mined our minds and sold our sole soul”

    Wow. Just WOW.

    Killer, SK. Lovely photo also.

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    Once | 28 May 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Oh, this too:

    “all of us come from somewhere beyond
    and thats where we go at the end of the day”

    Nicely done…I await the day when I have learned enough to return to the pool…meanwhile, earth-air-water-sky-love is such a huge blessing…I think that all of us are very very lucky.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 28 May 2012 at 10:35 am #

    ‘art is ripe for the picking’…..

    Nice !!!

    Great Pic !!!


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    Chris | 28 May 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Linguistic lightning….philosophy, mythology, theology, anthropology, psychology…but all woven into the poetic. Myrrh, aloe, balm and frankincense for the soul.

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    Chris | 28 May 2012 at 11:06 am #

    You are married to Aphrodite…lucky man.

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    Sherril | 28 May 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    ABSOLUTELY ON….luv ya’for your vision and your heart more and more each passing day….wish I could write this kind of stuff….the very core of MY beliefs here….;)transmitting power through divine frequency……………..sigh ……….thank you sweetie…we are so alike even if we have ever met…phenomenal poem for sure..really made me smile

  9. avatar
    colette | 28 May 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Ashes to ashes dust to dust and so it goes…..

  10. avatar
    Boriah | 28 May 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Looks like a variation of the cover of “This asphalt Eden”…

  11. avatar
    Michel | 28 May 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Nice evocation of “Night Friends”, one of your greatest songs
    I remember you sang it with closed eyes in 2002, real hypnotic moment
    Not often played live since that year though…

  12. avatar
    Linjo | 28 May 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Dear Steve, thank you for the education you submit to us all! Thank you to all the commentators who also educate. To all those, like myself, who are too unthinking and ignorant to become vegetarians, please at least enter into our minds the beginnings, ie, never eat an animal that has suffered it’s whole life for slaughter, pigs and chickens and cage eggs. That at least is an easy start. Shamed though we are by the profoundness of Steve. Steve, you may sometimes be on a downer, but always remember when you get old and die, that your life has never been in vain. You served a purpose. Linda xxx

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    Brien Comerford | 29 May 2012 at 3:25 am #

    The usual erudite, enlightening, evocative, cerebral and creative SK blog. On a music related note. The two Isidore CD’s are impeccably perfect. So MUCH better than Radiohead and I like Radiohead.

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    Once | 29 May 2012 at 8:07 am #

    It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S.


    Certain phrases rage
    Life’s vernacular has changed
    The suspect is still at large
    Fortunately no one was hurt
    Treated and released
    All we want is our child back
    Safe and sound
    Police are on the scene
    Murder suicide
    He seemed so normal
    He was such a nice guy
    This kind of thing doesn’t happen around here
    Assumed dead
    Found dead
    Declared dead
    Friendly fire
    Mortal combat
    Collateral damage
    Mourning the loss of a hero
    Support our troops
    Preserving our freedom
    Daddy’s home
    Lost his struggle
    Took his own life
    Single mother
    Generation X-Y-Zed
    Super Pac
    I support this message
    My fellow Americans,
    God Bless you all.
    And God bless the United States of America.

    41 years ago – they knew in advance –

  15. avatar
    hellbound heart | 29 May 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    your prose is astounding, Steve…….thankyou for sharing it with us……

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 May 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    come on over to the States, play some live shows, please.


  17. avatar
    Ingrid | 30 May 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I love both the tracks. Art speaks in tongues is really mesmerising, they are both stunning I can’t wait to get down to Vivid!!! Beautiful photo of you both.


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    Chris | 31 May 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    ‘…and that’s where we all go at the end of the day..’

    What a week…colleague’s husband drops dead of heart attack…14 year old girl nearby suicides…wife’s aunt dies…mother-in-law has lymphoma and weeks to live…FB unknown calls my faith ‘trite platitudes’…

    I hear God when I play this:

    When I die I wanna hear this as I am going in…up…into…through…

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