posted on October 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

starry knight

type type type

my fingers get busy

some words appear in my head outta knowhere

memories conundrums fleeting thoughts

long life leading up to this momento

a lotta good n a lotta bad

learn my lines

play my part

time drags n then suddenly gone

possibilities stretch out n collide

impossible dream run dont walk

multiple edits on fabric of reality

a pattern for some lovely final curtains

warm evening descends on my town

all the heroes n villains out there

the crims n the cops close in

the flowers wilt

the cactus sags

the bonsai exceeds its pot

the fruit is over ripe

a bunch of childrens books on the table

i drink cold jewish grape juice guaranteed kosher

made in the holy land it says but where is holier than right here…?

my light has blown so i sit in the darkening dark

a green vase with fake plastic flowers sits against the night

the medicine has expired in the packet

the temperature has exceeded 20 degrees celsius

the music drifts in from next door but its very faint

the cars seem to fade away in the distance

i sit in my kitchen an empty vessel communicating

the zeitgeist lingers heavy

i sit in my kitchen

and i think


23 Responses to “short stack”

  1. avatar
    em | 5 October 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    I may be old and dry looking (thanks) yet I have great taste in writers, yes? Below is an article that fits well with the always everywhere zeitgeist by the always exceptional Dr Graham English.

    Abstract-Michel de Certeau, the French religious thinker who died in 1986, describes the mystical as ‘a reaction against the appropriation of truth by the clerics.’ The mystical, he said favours the illuminations of the illiterate, the experience of women, the wisdom of fools, the silence of the child.’

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    eekie | 5 October 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    A pervasive sense of sadness in this one. I know sadness is part of life, and I think overall a necessary part, but some days don’t you just wonder how you can take any more? I know I do. Sigh.

    The shirt looks really good on you though. 🙂

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    . | 5 October 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    brilliant crescent moon watching on a brisk tuesday stroll, bus stop
    kids laughing, running the sidewalk, breath puffing like a smokestack
    hand in hand with wife walking, discussing the schedule for today
    the time being, waiting for another passage from steve’s book of plays
    music in my memory from days before, out of this world, aviatrix, mae moore
    random thoughts like a squirrel deciding which way to go, ceiling to floor
    got my own children’s books on the table, filled with humor, hope, love
    which ones shall we read tonight as they wind down beneath the sky above
    “thanks for the memories” a decade and two to you who paints a world
    that I certainly relate to…

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    Kevin Dyer | 5 October 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    The line “The Zeitgeist lingers heavy” is interesting. I realized a few weeks before I joined this site that tripping in the conspiracy head space is actually Anti-Psychedelic/Poetic thinking. It shuts poetic thinking down.All those conjectures and dark endings have duped these “Scholars of doom” . It isn’t real wisdom. They become wind up machines that you can play a lowdown rant for a quarter .I do not engage them anymore, for they interfere with something else that is gestating in my life. For “All the world’s darkening can never reach to the light of being”. The only way to usher in a possible Zeitgeist of attunement is to (radically) dwell in the poetic and to protect one’s dwellingwell at all cost. As M.H wrote: “Poetically man dwells”

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    evilren | 5 October 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    in all seriousness, all anyone can do is think. I wish more people did.


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    Richard | 5 October 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    nothing but the kitchen think

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 October 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    OH NO THE HYPNOTIC KITCHEN FLOOR IN THE BACKGROUND (YET AGAIN !!!!)…telling me, instructing me, warning me, asking me….to… suggest to our moderator to … sell those pajama tops as an all exclusive SK product available only on this WEBSITE OF PERFECTION. (if they are not pajama tops, and it is actually a shirt-i apologize for the reference-i now only ask that u may think twice about entering the public realm dressed so…so…cosmic-ally, LOL !!!)

    Have a great day SK !!!!

    So are u prep-ing for ur melbourne show on 10/10, or does it all just come back to u when u wear such mind-altering wardrobe as in todays pic, LOL >>>> im on a roll. Or im really annoying…voters decide !!!! (I know-annoying me- its a beautiful morning here in Chicago and im feeling extra playful-think i’ll take my little princess to the park and play all day-i work from home so i have the time, wife walks amongst the corporate jungle dwellers- i no longer can- id want to string them all up and use them for bait-feed them to all gods creatures that they took: land, air, water, and life – from)

    Darrin K.

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      eekie | 6 October 2010 at 12:20 pm #

      Pajamas? PAJAMAS??? No no no no no!! T-shirt. Long sleeved t-shirt. Of Van Gogh’s Starry Night no less. And, if eekie must say so herself, it looks mighty good on Mr. Steven. Don’t irritate eekie or you’ll get the angry eekie face — >:( . Trust me, you don’t want the angry eekie face directed at you.

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        Susan | 6 October 2010 at 5:53 pm #

        eekie, I am with you! And, I want one of those lovely shirts, though it will always look best on “Mr. Steven”.

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 7 October 2010 at 4:48 am #

        A million sorries oh great eekie head and face. it was the hypnotic flooring that threw me way off course. though-they would MAKE great pajamas seeing they represent “Starry Night” (and most beings sleep at night). And to market them as such is a fine idea. maybe i’ll give that Van Gooo guy a email and see what he thinks….

        MR. Darrin K

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    Damian | 5 October 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    Cool shirt 🙂

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    lily was here | 6 October 2010 at 12:43 am #

    Glad to hear the bonsai is thriving!

  10. avatar
    davem | 6 October 2010 at 4:32 am #

    You make even the mundane sound elegant.
    I’ll always be a believer.

  11. avatar
    John | 6 October 2010 at 4:41 am #

    OK SK, I know this is pathetic but I have that exact same baker’s rack. Does your drawer scream like a banshee as well?


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    princey | 6 October 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Hey sk, I can’t believe you haven’t changed that light bulb and you still sit in the dark!!! I’m busting for Sat Saturday night to come round, it’s gonna be fantastic!, the place doesn’t close til 4am, so you guys can play n play n play n play….rock til ya drop 🙂
    love Amanda

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    Ron Bonham | 6 October 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Hey read today that Gregg Dulli is guesting on the upcoming Blackships release, know your some what of a fan of his. tBS are Mc Cabe and Jones ex-Verve guitarist and bass player btw.

    Here in IL land we’ve got 4 songs mixed and ready, also have found someone to help us out with a small loan to finish up the mixing. We’re trying to get it our this year but might run out of time. It’s sounding like something we can leave behind as proof we were here and made something lasting. A great few days…

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    Jasperina | 6 October 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    Upon my table is a pop up book of Alice. I also have the white rabbit on the t shirt I’m wearing. How else do we find it? The mysterious in our ordinary world.

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    isolde | 6 October 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    van park van gogh van damn van hailin van the man

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    dwellingwell | 6 October 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Ron, I am looking to join another studio in SOCal (San Diego area). I will have info on my site once my computer programmer/musician friend shows me how to do that myself. But eventually you can check all the gear info out. I will not go into detail on this Magic Sonic Spaceship that has yet to really get off the ground. But it will fly someday soon.Seen as you are a long time Church fan as I am ( In 1985.. I first heard “Tear it all away” and “The unguarded moment” on a cassette comp given to me by my friend Pedro from Majorca) anyways, if you get out west this way, you can record and mix at a reduced Church fan rate. If you are a serious Church fan , or like mellow records like “Unearthed” you might really like this guy

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    Karen | 6 October 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    are you wearing pjs?….cute..
    the weathers warmimng up though still…with kid around you cant strut around butt naked…well you can but they dont like it much
    I remember I was sitting in my undies a few yrs back on the puter and my then teenaged son said “for gods sake put on some clothes” it was warm…

    I have a pic of the painting of starry night on my farce (aka facebook) profile I cried when I saw it up close ….well shed tears I didnt fall on the floor in a foetal postion and sob there was crowd around ,national gallery…
    beautiful it was though…

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    hellbound heart | 6 October 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    goddam!! where do you get your t shirts from??

    love always…….

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    DavidP | 6 October 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    too much thinking can be a problem
    the egos use memories to take us out of awareness
    and off into daydream land
    but consciously reflecting on the past to extract
    insights is good

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    Lisa | 7 October 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Dear Starry Knight – I wonder who will be sporting one of your masterpieces a hundred or so years from now?

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