posted on January 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

ganymede flash


the women sang in babylon

the song they sang in babylonian slang

they sang of the one god ammons song

they sway through afternoons of palm and silk

eating chocolate locusts and baboon milk

inside the circle where a priestess knelt

she had the tattoo of Set the coiled one

she had the mark of the moon on her skin like drum

she had a scar upon her cheetah

her fur had blurred to numb

the snow had come to hyperborea

but in the south an everlasting summer held sway in the streets

the pyramids amid the continental drift

the glacial crystals embedded in one nostril

in the other sky you both hold Wrath

and the music you cannot stop

but you can never remember it either

neither beat nor sound around the treble cliffs

i hear like a bat i see like a dog

i growl like an eagle i charge like a speeding arrow

ioh  ioh ioh ioh

the sumerian league a million feet hence

a furlong in ireland a chain in odense

i marvel at miracles i clamber defence

its early for me its late for the rents

i see that everything here

makes perfect sense


13 Responses to “spirited”

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 10 January 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    So very cool, spot fucking on !!! Love the rhyming run at the end. You will never reach the threshold of complacency. Thankfully for all of us. Still bedbound, bad episode. Haven’t slept in days now. Please don’t worry, pulled back on the meds seeing that they had no current efficacy.
    Great pic today, peek-a-boo…know its you…I can see your glasses. Makes me wonder with your keen eye,how much ‘damage’ you could cause with a comparable camera and Bondi as the palate. I enjoy black n white. I was diagnosed partially colorblind as a teenager, maybe it was just a rebellion against the ‘norm’ of primary colors. Many say my paintings suggest an indifference to color scheme, I say to that…”maybe I was scheming”.
    Hope all is well, health- the girls- the family. My episode is on the verge of top ten pain incidents. If it reaches 48-72 hours…I will go to the hospital for a pain block as an out patient. Till then, its bedrest only. Thankfully- you have such a large and ecclesiastical library to chose from.
    Cross your fingers- this one is not ending any time soon. Still think ur miffed with me at opposing beliefs at American history, hope not. Could really use ur mojo right about now. And u made humor towards my name- hurt a bit. I didn’t lobb a grenade back in ur direction seeing that may actually start WW3 right on ye olde blogger…


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    Boriah | 11 January 2012 at 1:05 am #

    Why dont you contact Alison Statton and make a duet album with her?

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      thetimebeing | 11 January 2012 at 6:57 pm #

      who’s that??

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        Boriah | 11 January 2012 at 9:49 pm #

        She was the singer in Young Marble Giants. The other day, while listening to the Alison Kraus and Robert Plant album, I thought it´d be a good idea if you team up with a female vocalist and release an album of duets. Your voice has changed over the years. Now it´s much more deep, like a crooner, so it´d be great for mid-tempo songs.

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    Kristine | 11 January 2012 at 5:08 am #

    I meant to comment on your other blog but you’ve got a new one up now – I need to be faster about these things! I love the idea of you working on a soundtrack and tinkering away with Logic. Considering you were able to come up with albums like Priest = Aura and so many songs that put people in a trance almost instantly, you could go anywhere you wanted with soundtracks I’m sure. Is this something that we’ll be able to hear once it’s done??

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    dov friedman | 11 January 2012 at 5:20 am #

    Hello Steve,
    Perhaps these are already lyrics but I couldn’t help but wish that they might be used for a future Church song–similar in feeling to some of Priest=Aura.

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    foolonthehill | 11 January 2012 at 6:24 am #

    You caught a fleeting glimpse, that is very powerful! Beautiful yellow/white light of protection, Libran gargoyle as it were..

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    andy | 11 January 2012 at 9:29 am #

    just how many lives steve?
    yer karmic quotient must be pretty high as most of ’em seem to be on a human

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    Stewart | 11 January 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Nice work – captivating. Your work has me closer and closer to dusting off the J.G Frazer, Madame Blavatsky, Indries Shah area of my bookshelves. I’m glad that Rimbaud, Blake and others don’t have the same capacity for fascination or I’d either never get to read anything or I’d never get anything done.

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    colette | 11 January 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    The tunes ascend, the moon descends. He attempts to hold it in his hands and blanches – but with fright or with lightness?

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 11 January 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I can’t sleep.and the pain is my
    uncomfortable companion so…
    Ponder this-

    And how many ways can you break my spirit down
    again? And how many times have I pealed my face off the ground- for you.
    And in case you started to think you can
    run my life-think again.
    You crippled my faith when you judge and
    criticize me…
    But im still standing.

    I don’t know if I can say that I have lived thru
    everything – but I have walked this earth alone
    with barefeet, broke, and in the snow.
    And my father said to me it never seems to
    be a simple walk down an icy cold broken road.

    Disgraced and ashamed
    afraid to walk the line again
    controlled for to many years-
    but never once forgiven for my so called
    Id thought id never say that im weaker today,
    than I was yesterday.
    But I fight as I always fight with
    what’s left inside of me, this spirit
    inside of me.


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    Elvis | 11 January 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    Aw comb own Stev’o, same ole crafty po’em n sowngs dat we like! Shake duh leg and dew a duet with good ole Elv’is why don’t yuh? Keep up the goowd work my man, i’m enjoyin’ it frum theeee other shide! Just uhhum work wittth me. Bubba hum!

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    Anonymous | 11 January 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Umm , chocolate coated locusts-may pass on those. Chocolates a winner – locusts were plentiful If I remember. Acquired taste no doubt.

    Thank you for the imagery. A mixture of charm and contrast. Parodies of some days in the office for some. Makes life extremely interesting. Worth the challenge.

    Toying with two Quotes:
    Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who pressed out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
    Ludwig Van Beethoven .

    When you have seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
    George Harrison.

    Take Mr K and Family.

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