posted on April 4, 2008 at 8:23 pm

guiding me
guarding me
slowly assuming a form
coincidences cluster around events
i pierce the veneer of everyday
its all they see
never now
never here
irritants become pearls
morning becomes tonight
who is merging into another morning
flowers open n close
cities wither or flourish
countries go up to the top of the heap
go egypt
go babylon
go persia
go greece
go rome
go england
go usa
go utopia
its never long enough
the contenders fall wearily away
the top dog gets sick of getting bitten
the puppies dont ever learn
the revolution is inside
cultivate satisfaction
rise early
sleep deep
move like a cat
eat like a bird
talk like a man
open like a child
find the in
be prepared for no results
dont even know what it is yet
hour after hour after hour
turn the corner
take the high road
journeying alone
chapel perilous etc
new improved you no one notices
matter falls away
spirit adheres
life into life
obvious and upfront
all around invisibly
music for example
why create it at all
if i had the answer
any answer
is a mistake to look for an answer
nature has no answer
the beasts come and go
do animals have souls
do souls go round and round
do hells exist in our heads
i keep fighting for the revolution in my heart
we gain an inch
we lose an inch
the old ways roots go deep
its a struggle like being born
every thing you got to fight for
movement speech individuality
each day a battle
grace or disgrace
mercy or scorn
good or evil
look up the game and players changed again
its seeming like a dream to me
whose dream though
who dreams of me and my life
god is this
god is that
god is great
but we hardly ever see him round here
philosophy science evolution
yeah yeah yeah
new haircuts long short medium
actors and actresses
children want their turn
whats for tea, darling
im off then

31 Responses to “some subtle power”

  1. avatar
    davem | 4 April 2008 at 9:14 pm #

    Evening (morning) Sk.
    But it can be sooooooooooooooooo beautiful too.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2008 at 9:36 pm #

    who or what is pushing? I feel some pressure from somewhere collectively from the exterior. OMGod, could it be also from the interior? Could it possibly be moi forcing extravertly? hmmm a question answering your questions….
    tres interesant.

  3. avatar
    fantasticandy | 4 April 2008 at 9:45 pm #

    oh…..this new stuff’s gonna be your best.
    this blog has honed your skills as a wordsmith even further.
    always the best read of the day.
    it’s VERY cool to be allowed an insight into such an agile mind.
    go killer?
    not just yet eh?
    despite the shoulder and arm…..
    not too mangey after all methinks!
    thanks for the daily empowerment.
    no xx like dave,
    coz i’m too darned ‘blokey’ for that sort of thing!
    cheers slim,
    andy L.

  4. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 4 April 2008 at 10:10 pm #

    “music for example
    why create it at all
    if i had the answer
    any answer
    is a mistake to look for an answer
    nature has no answer”

    Rumi wrote: The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why

    I agree, both with Rumi and your assertion that nature has no answer.

    -AM (who can barely keep her eyes open or bony wings from flying.)

  5. avatar
    Melby Symon | 4 April 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    Safe trip to old Melby town sk…looking forward to seeing the gig tomorrow night. I hope that you are as excited about the gig as all of your fiendds no doubt are. The strong winds have disappeared for the moment so the flight in should be ok. Remember how much Melbourne people love you Steve….cos we know how much you love Melby !

  6. avatar
    lily was here | 4 April 2008 at 11:55 pm #

    Live at The Basement is on ABC TV right now if anyone’s on SA time and west of that

  7. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 5 April 2008 at 12:32 am #

    John Wesley’s the General Resurrection is the most mystical and inspiring prose that I have ever read pertaining to human and animal afterlife (souls). The British founder of Methodism lived several hundred years ago. He was sadistically maligned for opposing slavery, supporting women’s rights and imploring people to be humane to animals.

    Very thought-provoking blog. It aptly incited me to invoke Wesley. He was also a very cerebral, energetic and physically fit vegetarian like SK.

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2008 at 1:19 am #

    quiet heart .

  9. avatar
    Daberhasher | 5 April 2008 at 1:35 am #

    in the now is a fine place to find one’s self…
    so hard to stay there though…

    really nice one, pure and simple…

    beans are sprouting!
    purple power and the white widow
    say hello…


  10. avatar
    linjo | 5 April 2008 at 2:17 am #

    I am always amazed that you have such complexity of thought so early in the morning Steve. (not that I would assume to understand a great deal of it!) Must be those Red Bulls fire you up (?). Anyway, you havnnt mentioned fambley much lately or ill friend. Hope all is well and peaceful for you. Forster/Tuncurry has annual baby boomers bash on this weekend. Bit of music in the park and few chardys for the nearly oldies. Beautiful weather here. Linda x

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2008 at 2:22 am #

    psychic,not pstupid .x psychic,not pstupid .x

  12. avatar
    power subtle, some... | 5 April 2008 at 2:44 am #

    here it is…

    thauma turgium

    houdini &

    great purveyors

    magic present,

    the way

    i run into
    a state senator

    i know who

    help me
    because i

    just quit the

    job which

    killing me


    i run
    into this

    guy i

    who curates

    dartmouth hood

    ask him

    help me


    magic… yes…

    something else..

    was it



  13. avatar
    MEM | 5 April 2008 at 2:48 am #

    btw i forget

    in all


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2008 at 2:55 am #

    _ _ _ _ ,_ _ _ _!..fuck ryan out loud!;) ;/ x

  15. avatar
    Ross B | 5 April 2008 at 3:27 am #

    the revolution is inside

    i keep fighting for the revolution in my heart

    the old ways roots go deep
    its a struggle like being born

    you say it
    as IT is
    in beautiful poetic tones

    Love your work very much,

  16. avatar
    PAGEY | 5 April 2008 at 3:32 am #

    its funny when i visited Africa for a charity a few3 years back. I thought, what a hell on earth, but in these peoples minds they had a struggle daily unlike most of ours, but seemed to keep smiles on their faces all the time and had a glow about them….money isn’t everything thats for sure.

  17. avatar
    melissa | 5 April 2008 at 3:38 am #

    Found this morning’s blog beautiful and comforting .. thanks SK 🙂 Yeah! Excited to see Live at the Basement again on the ABC this morning too.

    Looking forward to the show tomorrow night at the Toff, along with the other Melby fiends! Can’t wait 😀

    Have a wonderful day all

  18. avatar
    Ethereal Butterfly | 5 April 2008 at 4:01 am #

    re God “But we hardly ever see him round here”…

    look more closely – you have so many blessings SK.

    Not looking good for me making it to your gig tomorrow night too much on with family – but chookers!!

    love Heather

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2008 at 5:23 am #

    there is no such thing as an excuse.ya either do?or ,ya dont! where’s the god in that?free will ,that’s where.x

  20. avatar
    isolde | 5 April 2008 at 8:03 am #

    i notice

  21. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 5 April 2008 at 8:25 am #

    nice one esskay…


  22. avatar
    davem | 5 April 2008 at 8:27 am #

    Good luck with the show SK.
    We expect a review Melissa and Matt!!
    Oh and andy….some kisses for you xxxx
    Love to all.

  23. avatar
    damien | 5 April 2008 at 9:10 am #

    My girlfriend reckons you’re one handsome man.

  24. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 5 April 2008 at 9:20 am #

    do hells exist in our heads…now that’s an interesting idea, i think, yes, most of the time hells do exist there, whether from conscience or imbalance or by another’s hand or our own torment or doubts…the challenge is quietening whatever causes us unrest by conscious or unconscious means…i’m sorry, i’m not well-read enough in this area to present any kind of deep and literate musing on this topic…i’ve had hells of one kind or another in my head and they are utter bastards to get rid of…
    love always…

  25. avatar
    tim | 5 April 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    what is the path that leads to
    an untortured soul…

    walk on your feet…not your soul..

    have a great day sk.

    your blog always inspires me to write…thanks again.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 April 2008 at 1:43 pm #

    music is the language of confidence

  27. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 5 April 2008 at 2:49 pm #

    Brian Comerford – thanks for the bit on Wesley!

  28. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 5 April 2008 at 2:52 pm #

    Oh, and Isolde, not that I’m exactly sure how you meant it, your statement ‘i notice’ is sublime. it’s my spiritual philosophy of beauty/love pared down to two words.

    Noticing… it’s powerful… it creates a gateway for love, healing…

    anyhoo… just wanted to acknowledge that I noticed you and appreciate the gift even if it’s not what you intended to express.

  29. avatar
    isolde | 7 April 2008 at 9:45 am #

    thank you Anne Marie you are lovely

    i was responding to sk’s line

    “new improved you no one notices”

    because I have noticed the new improved him

    but yes, awareness is the way to go, and not reacting unconsciously, thats the second part of it

    and i like your blog and your playlist!

  30. avatar
    heather | 7 April 2008 at 1:43 pm #

    this reads like my new canna lily and rosemary soap smells….pepperily exquisite


  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 April 2008 at 2:01 am #

    today . x

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