posted on December 22, 2013 at 10:12 pm
another yellow period

another yellow period


the famous face of her fabulous frame

the games are announced in the marvellous spring

now its summer outside my tiny windows

summer eve can you believe such a thing?

the ointment of night is spread cross the sea

some joint still broadcasting from the 1950

some heartbreaking song broken on the wind

lonesome old music adrift in the night

in the night of great wonders approacheth the shops

the salty air corroding the chrome of the rich

i ditch my clothes on a heap on the floor

from out of the black i am coaxing a face

the night is a painting with its white and  its pink

the bats swoop low over roofs of the trippers

the wandering clouds are battered in heaven

i work as the ghosts play all their tricks on me

the lights go on and off things fall to the ground

i am not impressed by the whisperings near my head

the ocean however has purified the air

mosquitos still feed off me freely but they fly away fucked

my blood congeals in their bellies like darkening treacle

my heart beat is very very slow years pass between its subtle pulses

the summer night is full of girls who fall out of the bars

the babble of the drunken patrons is intensified by tonight

the looming holiday has elevated them with false bonhomie

their sunburnt faces utter a million meaningless words

outside on the street i am gone

dont look for me

i am in a tower of trees where a sometime pleasant breeze blows

i am sitting here banging it all out i never stop

i am charged with energy i have sucked from the great white stars

i am lucid on the dream run home where i score again again in zone

the mackerels in shoals flash from the green moonlit rocks

in an ice cream shop i add caramel to raspberry blocks

the night in eden down by the docks

summer but shorter and shortening day

unheard of sound begins to play






23 Responses to “unheard of sound”

  1. avatar
    DavidP | 22 December 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Happy summer solstice sk!

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    Stewart | 23 December 2013 at 4:16 am #

    Beautiful work – merry everything to you and yours!

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    Kohl Ette | 23 December 2013 at 4:20 am #

    gilded soul
    I caress the shoals
    caressing me
    as I scroll
    with languid fingers
    and laugh
    girls set free
    the season seems
    to have enforced
    well better than never
    lives in a memory
    when frame
    may begin to decay
    just floating away
    warm aura.

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    princey | 23 December 2013 at 7:20 am #

    So lovely…..more please 🙂

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    temporal flux | 23 December 2013 at 11:06 am #

    drop the needle and let the vinyl spin
    in the barren reaches of an alien planet or on the rim
    of the pacific…with our clipper teetering, almost falling in
    to that vast and unknown space between now and then
    i’ll sail into the vacuums of venus with no beginning or end
    so let me climb the tall mast and look out across the vast scene
    where demi-gods and ancient mortals mingle in the valley of sin
    and corruption where everyone’s an enemy and nobody’s a friend
    i’ll send them a signal to be kinder so that the Light can shine in
    where they may feel the Warmth and the Love instead of the things
    that should remain in the dark and blackness where Evil lives
    let me melt with the sky and fly as a bird with outstretched wings
    gliding along the invisible thermals freely without any impediments
    and i’ll fall into that lucid state of the subconscious, full of dreams
    where i stood in front of a random crowd and repeated john 3:16
    and they said it with me like a revival of sorts from the late 1970s
    i swung down from a rope and circled a courtyard near a large oak tree
    with applause from the onlookers below, i kept spinning…one, two, three
    passes until i jumped from the rope and walked the firm ground beneath
    at the end of the rope was a white handkerchief that rippled in the wind
    as if it was saying goodbye to me as i walked towards the living
    & eager crowd of people who rejoiced in the hymns sung by the Unseen
    & above me sat another world, a mirror image of the one where i’d been
    that’s where the angels must have been hiding prior to this christmas eve…

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      Anonymous | 24 December 2013 at 8:46 am #

      For God so loved the world… the words that came to me as I took one last look at my mother as she lay there gone. As I then turned to walk away and paused for that final moment as I left that hospital room for the final time, never to return but to ponder what did they do to you? But I already know. The same they did to me but I had learnt to stand through such assaults. She is home now and they can no longer harm her. And the mountains give me the VICTORY sign.

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    Moloch | 23 December 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    A Merry Solstice and a Happy Day Outside of the Year to all from us in Tassie. My PhD scholarship at UNSW came through so will be moving to Sydney in the new year. Look forward to starting a new chapter in my life, and to catch up with any Sydneysiders on this site (especially you SK!).

    Trevor (& Tina) \|/

  7. avatar
    hellbound heart | 23 December 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    beautiful prose……vivid and evocative
    love always

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    veleska1970 | 24 December 2013 at 7:52 am #


    How lovely a description of warm summer evenings. You never disappoint, O Master Wordsmith.


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    temporal flux | 24 December 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Merry Christmas Steve Kilbey. Thanks for all your music, inspiration, and the work ethic you bring to this world. Keep it up!

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    Chris | 24 December 2013 at 11:25 am #

    Could be called ‘Bondi Bombshells Observed from Moreton Fig Eyrie’….

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    Anonymous | 24 December 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Merry Christmas sk,

    Wishing you peace and joy during the festive season.
    Have a good rest and take it easy, take it easy….

    Peace & love

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    Anonymous | 24 December 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Bah Humbug!!!

    Computer didn’t like my comment and sent me an error message.

    Just wanted to wish you a safe, peaceful and happy Christmas.

    Peace & love
    (hope I haven’t commented twice)

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    Cocoamo | 24 December 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    This is a lovely one–Merry Christmas to us…

    And to you and yours.

    Thank you,

    Your Friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

  14. avatar
    veleska1970 | 25 December 2013 at 2:11 am #

    Merry Christmas, Steve.

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    Kohl Ette | 25 December 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Dear heArt, Sk, wishing you a great day and new year. Thank you so much for the presents of your poetry, art and music throughout the year. We are so blessed because of you and thank you to all Church members for making a new album. I can hardly wait til I hear it. It might not seem like it but I am bursting out of my skin over it. Like lots of others i spose! Some may say your work is like ivy to me …. or opium? something about the red heart in my room (I love that poem) – I think I know what you mean and am very happy to think I know! Thanks for that feeling!Blessings to your kids and their mums. Love, Kohl x p.s. I put the print of Jesus and Joseph above the hearth (no longer so cold, midsummer tho 🙂 ) I love that print! Thanks to other Timebeing folk and sorry to Holly for my whatever excesses or otherwise.

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    hellbound heart | 25 December 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and loving christmas…..with no major dramas……
    love always…..

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      thetimebeing | 25 December 2013 at 4:37 pm #

      merry becsmas

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        Anonymous | 25 December 2013 at 10:02 pm #

        Had the funniest thought 2day. Perhaps not so funny. Jesus birthday is perhaps the only day of the year used to encourage others to give gifts of love, sharing and kindness to others. Also birthdays r generally 4 celebrating. Yet here is a man on this day should one be sad downcast grieved or any other emotion that creates an upside down smile. He is there suffering it with us. As he says I will never leave u or forsake u.

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    quietpleasethankyou | 28 December 2013 at 1:12 am #

    Merry Christmas SK!

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