posted on December 23, 2014 at 11:22 pm
oranges is lemons

oranges in lemons

a poet i hallucinate words

a mystic therefore i get glimpses of good

a fool that is why i talk to the sea

a man but first a human

spirit in flame  never burning

layman i lay out your memory

player i play for your love

singer a bringer of a sad song

maker make of it what you will kilbey

a fuckwit meddling in the puddle

prophet in the margins between column spaces

soother the holiday man and the crooner

a soul trapped in this body i crave and fear release

region a grey area a season in some heaven

insignificant which is why ive beaten my own drum

so fucking humble oh hear me shout it

so funny almost make myself say ha ha ha

vicious fox dog and i growl in my muzzle

a liquidator of luxury sweets

mover of mountains unseen in some cloud

every black cat go on pretend it is me

an echo on the line lets you hear yourselves again a second time

builder  executing labyrinthine grotesque and uneven lines

an architect who designs the invisible that will never be seen

napoleon in my front tiered room i have conquered 2 chairs

am noah on this sea of existence carrying with him a much reduced zoo

nemesis dawn in opal vienna i carve and i carry and i swerve and i sway

hopkins himself i have come back to work thru this medium rare

stone alone on a hillside singing a silence song

present when beasts materialise they must think i’m matter

so this while it lasts and then must on to next thing

i never stop i hurtle headlong blurting something

i am an ordinary joe

i’ll be blowed if it isnt good

by tomorrow


18 Responses to “unless more”

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    Chris | 24 December 2014 at 12:44 am #

    searingly honest luminous verse

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    Anonymous | 24 December 2014 at 6:42 am #

    & the bells of St Clemines

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    etta | 24 December 2014 at 7:35 am #

    Orange and mango
    Treacle and cocoa nut
    Roasted pine nuts
    Toasted coconut and nut milk
    I wish for you
    tofu of silk
    Scent of gardenia
    jasmine frangipani
    Song of tropical birds in mirth and cicadas many
    memories and presence of Sydney xmas
    No matter how good or bad
    There is a man there is a band
    Always making it
    more magic…
    Or fresh parsley sage
    Rosemarie and thyme
    If the perfumed blooms
    make you allergic.

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    Sureshm | 24 December 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Brilliant prose Steve! Love it

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    Steven Krut | 24 December 2014 at 10:01 am #

    You forgot one: genius. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Steve.

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    tearle | 24 December 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    He sounds a good chap 😉

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    Simone | 24 December 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    Fabulous writing as always Steve,and thank you for the track “Xmas” – love it. Have a great Christmas and a happy new year.

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    Wayno | 24 December 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Happy Crimbo Kilbo. Hope they didn’t take your tinsel and baubles this year.

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    Bec | 24 December 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    Hey Steve……wishing you and your loved ones peace and happiness for the Christmas season…..
    And the rest of my fellow Fiends? Nothing but love and good wishes as well…..
    Love always……

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    tearle | 25 December 2014 at 12:21 am #

    Sorry SK, didn’t like ‘Xmas’ A great Beatles/Church sounding Song with nice lyrics got ruined by this horrible tinny sound. Whatever was that 🙁 Read ‘Xmas & Christmas’ a lost chapter from Herodotus’ by c s Lewis for a laugh about the silly season x

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    always@meetsdeadlines | 25 December 2014 at 1:33 am #

    I’m happy to find another “one” doing what needs doing Steve, because it truly needs to be done. It’s ordinary, yes to you and me it is, it’s what we do. But, these days hard to find in others.

    Have a Merry Christmas, much love.

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    Michel | 25 December 2014 at 8:01 am #

    Napoleon blown apart ?
    Thanks again for further, deeper, poetry, whispers, songs from the real 2014 world and everything you are.
    Rest a lot before the big world tour, merry christmas Mr Kilbey.
    Hope to see you in 2015,
    Joyeux Noël à tous !

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    Anonymous | 25 December 2014 at 8:30 am #

    Merry Christmas & a blessed one to all 🙂

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    Will | 25 December 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Merry Christmas to all and wishes for health and happiness in 2015 and beyond.

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    davem | 25 December 2014 at 5:47 pm #

    Merry Christmas SK and fiends.

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    Anonymous | 26 December 2014 at 6:45 am #

    Write a poem about a Lakeland Terrier!

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    rimbaud | 26 December 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    Just, today, finished “Something Quite Peculiar” – fantastic, great story. The Tom Verlaine pages had me in stitches! Tom is third in my musical pantheon, behind only Dylan and Neil, so it was great to get some first-hand insight. I have bootlegs of those 1988 solo acoustic gigs he did (presumably with your guitar) and they’re bloody terrific, if a little ramshackle. But that’s Tom.

    Congratulations, again, on a beautiful book, and the new album, too.

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    Brent Bryan | 27 December 2014 at 11:37 am #

    Steve your a true wordsmith. The more I research you, the more depth I uncover have given me a whole new outlook on just how brilliant you are. Your lifestyle, your live stage work, Your Poetry, Art, Interviewing you I felt your passion, your one of our greatest artist ever.

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