posted on August 23, 2007 at 5:13 am

theres nothing to stop you…..
leaden afternoon
music percolates
follow the shadow with your eraser
plane off tiny planes
the things know what they want
small arrangement
painting n poetry n music
all the same
all the same
a flick or a curl or an adverb
a hammer a shading an allusion
slide colour comma
principles so slowly revealed over lifetime
you guide the pastel over the paint
change words slightly for flow
a note distorts n releases
universal ratio of beauty
map of the subway subconscious
tokens of travel
proof of arrival
you say
i know why i can be bothered
train of thought
concept of conception
in the roots of the mind
where you cannot willingly go
i have taken it upon myself
in the substrata
in the permafrostiness
in the crocodilian regions
in the chambers of black mist
when i thought i was asleep
your mind is a vast continent
deserts n tundras
steppes and stairs
cities teeming with lifestyle choices
men n women chained to their own times
the one who remembers
the message is too subtle to transmit
or even to think of it at all
it is elusive, the message
it is quicksilver
its nature is ineffable
it forever recedes
you think you got it but…
oh no
its slipped away through your fingers n toes
it ties everything up neatly one hit
this formula
or set of formulae
to vibrate faster…whatever n howsoever
to vibrate faster=veganism
as far as i can tell
to become aware
aware of what?
ah, youll know when you become aware..
can nothing solid be said?
the knowledge is not knowledge
its pre verbal,post lingual intuitional bing bang
its knees up mother brown as sung by vishnu the preserver
with freddy nietzche playing the piano
and the nibelung on b.vox
what would i know anyway?
if i knew i’d be rich rich rich
or leave this world today, right now
sometimes though
i think ive seen it
the message
the equation
the sign
the signal
the answer
the solution
the idea
the big picture
the design
the yoga
the union
the poetry in motion
the moon n stars
all bound up
one law which governs it all
is it the law of love?

45 Responses to “the mirrors soft…you’ll fall right through”

  1. avatar
    kat | 23 August 2007 at 6:16 am #

    that’s a trick end question, sk, with a leaning answer toward yes?!

    very nice flowetry going on in this blogge..

    a.d.d side note: i hate it when i take things so literally ;]~~ i saw my shadow while going to get beer tonite. on a construction sign near a man hole. nothing fazes me, at least not the things that should. it sux.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 6:53 am #

    steve, i’d like to think that the answer is yes, but in reality human nature can often let hate and negativity get in the way…we can be self-destructive creatures…
    i think that there are certain places in the world where the subliminal message is much stronger and closer to the surface…stand in the presence of a 1000 year-old tree and it’s undeniable…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 7:04 am #

    a gum eraser undoes
    the cloud chandelier of travelscapes
    what microclimate to visit?
    pick up some John Paul Satre
    he doesn’t mention the Alter of Zues
    where Athena is Battling Alkyoneos
    it’s too psychomachia anyway
    Isle of Crete
    a peaceful wonder
    a Sleeping Satyr
    true to life sculpture
    perfect for a scluptress
    immitate the sinuous line
    suddenly moderne
    all perspective is flattened out
    sometimes abstract beyond recognition
    the essence of historonics
    all is denied
    it’s there…study hard, look close, listen
    a big band echos
    a lady flapper appears in a naturally lit studio


    Thank you Steve, all is beautiful.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 7:05 am #

    OK, another good one today SK, kaleidoscopic yet concise, elusive and obscure yet straight forward,

    The universal ratio of beauty is a beautiful thing to behold indeed.
    thanks PV

  5. avatar
    Leelinau | 23 August 2007 at 7:05 am #


  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 7:18 am #

    Oh, forgot to answer your question. “is it the law of love” -Yes

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 7:23 am #

    PHD said to live through this ArtAttack
    until this weekend at “Sam the Butcher’s” contemporary gallery
    meet the real live action painter
    it’s bright, it’s in Ross
    live longer until Sept. 7
    see Richard Gere
    and Terrence Howard in….a film

  8. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 7:41 am #

    that’s such a lovely passage to read on such a rainy thursday afternoon,SK!…It’s pouring up here,and am sipping a glass o red…you are a really amazing fellow,sir!..thank you! shuffle said to tell you,that you are the best artist in the whole universe@…love,as always,gen xxxxx

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 7:52 am #

    and we’ll know won’t we
    the stars will explode in the sky
    but they don’t do they?

  10. avatar
    lamedog | 23 August 2007 at 8:49 am #

    you forgot to mention herbal tea!

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 9:08 am #

    oh you really have gone too far this time.
    How dare you assign greatness with being a vegan.
    You shit your lacklustre worthless waste over every great human being who has consumed animal protien.
    you are the ultimate hypocrite.
    you, who have probaly committed every wrong imaginable except murder.
    a read of you early interviews is most illuminating . you have ended up exactly where most thought you would.
    now you dont even have the decency to be a fabulous nobody. for all your chest beating you are just a
    judgemental little man.
    i expect if you did commit murder you would dress it up in some touchy feely words that the small number of fans would eat up.


  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 9:24 am #

    Ethan…words of wisdom,from an old woman…”when you point your finger at someone,three more fingers point back at you!”

  13. avatar
    Faye | 23 August 2007 at 9:47 am #

    PEACE! sweet SK!

  14. avatar
    woodsprite | 23 August 2007 at 10:03 am #

    Ethan, that was rather ugly. Way to go. 🙁

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 10:09 am #

    old woman

    you should address these comments to kilbey aka finger pointer supremo
    don’t worry about me i can take a finger of three


  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 10:26 am #

    Ethan…run away,before I wack you with my Zimmerman!..and I actually wasn’t worrying about you at all

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 10:32 am #

    Oh piss-off Ethan, you’re such a drama-queen..god that made me laugh you malaka!!

    That WAS beautiful sk, I had to read it a few times to get it, but yes, it sure put a smile on my face.
    Love you always,

  18. avatar
    eek | 23 August 2007 at 11:17 am #

    painting n poetry n music
    all the same

    While I think this is true in the grand scheme, I don’t think everyone who can do one of those things very well is at the point they can do all. Most will never be. I think maybe they should be able to, but not everyone is at the point you are. You have a rare talent to be able to be able to capture in your painting what you capture in your music (and poetry). I was surprised, and delighted, upon first seeing some of your paintings that they touched me very much the same way your music did. Sometimes I can hear your paintings and see your songs. It’s really quite wonderful and I think it does show you are very close to knowing “it”.


    if i knew i’d be rich rich rich
    or leave this world today, right now

    I certainly wouldn’t mind you being rich rich rich but you better not fucking leave this world anytime soon buster! >:(

  19. avatar
    veleska1970 | 23 August 2007 at 11:17 am #

    all bound up
    one law which governs it all
    is it the law of love?”
    yes~~love conquers all. and thank goodness for that, because we’d all be in a big mess, wouldn’t we?

    have a good evening, steve. lotza love…

  20. avatar
    boggy | 23 August 2007 at 11:41 am #

    anyone for a vegan storm in a teacup?

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 12:17 pm #

    hee hee! xo

  22. avatar
    daniel12 | 23 August 2007 at 12:21 pm #

    Yeah chill out Ethan.
    everyones bored with the offended
    carnivore trip here.
    Why do ya have to gate crash our poetry love in with yer bad vibes?

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 12:25 pm #

    oh c’mon guys let’s not have a shit slinging match this evening…we all know steve’s viewpoints on things including veganism…as sombody once said and i’ll uphold this ideal…’i may not agree with what you say but i’ll fight to the death for your right to say it’…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart

  24. avatar
    John Garratt | 23 August 2007 at 1:33 pm #

    I’ll compliment Ethan on one thing: he left his name. His real name. Is that your real name? Ethan?

    John Garratt

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 1:42 pm #

    The Law of Love,can not be willed..and will not be canned!..tis a picture of the poet,and the song..tis the prose of the colorful harmony…everlasting…it recognizes no borders..That is the Law of Love…f

  26. avatar
    NickFiction | 23 August 2007 at 2:21 pm #

    I can’t get off these energy drinks….. it’s worse than quitting the booze

  27. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 23 August 2007 at 2:29 pm #

    The ancient(BC) Greek philosopher Empedocles asserted that mankind lived in harmony with the Gods and then fell from grace when he started slaughtering and eating the flesh of animals, his fellow creatures. Many hisorical luminaries and humanitarians concurred with Steve’s compassionate vegetarian worldview. Your’s truly a decadent, wretched neophyte also concurs !!!!!!

  28. avatar
    Candy | 23 August 2007 at 2:58 pm #

    sweetest lullabies sweetest dreams sweetest love ox

  29. avatar
    syrinx | 23 August 2007 at 3:53 pm #

    there’s nothing to stop you..

    I’ll keep it in my head today as I go about my buziness, mantra of choice. Laws currently fuzzy or invisible, please try your call again later. A mantra a day keeps the demons away.

    there’s nothing to stop you..

    nothing to stop



  30. avatar
    knot always certain | 23 August 2007 at 4:15 pm #

    the answer is energy
    love is energy
    loves also takes energy

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 5:13 pm #

    ‘I cannot be hurt by anything this wicked world has done. When I close my eyes I am at the “Center of the Sun”‘

    -Conjure One w/Poe

  32. avatar
    LIMBO | 23 August 2007 at 6:48 pm #

    Hey Everyone…
    Don’t forget bout seeing planet Mars in the night sky around midnight on August 27th and the Total Lunar Eclipse at 3:37am on August 28th, that is what I call
    LOVE like never before…
    Jonny Moondog

  33. avatar
    George Jetson | 23 August 2007 at 7:43 pm #


    This is not a trick question: Does your moon arch up or down? If your moon arches sideways, to the east or west? My sun arch is down right now in the summer season.

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 9:22 pm #

    good morning,beautiful ones!do we all have millky stars in our tea?…The Law of Love says”venus is the place to be!”

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 10:05 pm #

    a lovely entry Steve.gentle and warm and peace…./jaye

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 11:34 pm #

    Hi sk, I think we need some more of this stuff, don’t be too long now!
    luv Princey

  37. avatar
    NickFiction | 23 August 2007 at 11:46 pm #

    Bought a copy of ” the blurred crusade ” of ebay. Have’nt had a copy of that since someone rooked my vinyl years ago. I think this is the album where the ” church” really became ” the church “

  38. avatar
    The Law o Love | 23 August 2007 at 11:51 pm #

    The scales of Justis..a soft place to lay your dreamy head…..

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 August 2007 at 11:52 pm #

    I’ll never forget “Eyes of Laura Mars”.
    hello @ 7:22 I sent a flutter by to your whispers…

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 August 2007 at 12:38 am #

    Wow!…that’s amazingly cool and brilliant SK !!..xxYou ARE the King!

  41. avatar
    isolde | 24 August 2007 at 12:43 am #

    it’s the principle of orbit
    just the right measure of
    attraction and detraction
    energy generation and release
    distance and interconnection
    to maintain the orbit of planetary forces

  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 August 2007 at 1:02 am #

    aphrodite- the most mysterious of all myths: love, beauty and….a third ingredient!! We’ll get the the triads soon….

    Where on earth is the actual statue of Venus? She’s elusive that one- all through the ages EVERYONE wants happiness, but we can’t always seem to find her.

  43. avatar
    daniel12 | 24 August 2007 at 1:05 am #

    Yes indeed Isolde 10.43

    But if Ethan’s right perhaps we are all satelites orbiting a dead star.

    Yes I nicked part line out of that awfull Stevie Wright biography.

    Just a joke, no offence intended Nevets. I like your blogg and i think you have a gift with words.

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 August 2007 at 1:31 am #

    thatsent me!

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 24 August 2007 at 2:50 am #

    love, beauty, and r-rated appear throughout
    like aphrodite and aurora
    hey, law isn’t so prevelant in some lands
    and then some one said
    you’re doing it too much

    Isolde: I E=MC^2 you too!

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