posted on February 14, 2008 at 12:51 am

tiny flowers
and other small vegetal parts
were suspended in the sea
dancing between the waves and the cream coloured sand
all moving with the motion of the ocean
little bits of leaves and seaweed all playing their parts
everything exactly where it should be
doing as it must
transparent fish glide through the plant matter
and golden particles
the soft sun so gently penetrates the shallow waters
its fingers enter the sea to warm her slowly
sun rays
sea rays
the morning is hallowed holy
it stretches on forever in all in both directions
engulfing every other feb 14
the water of the sea is like marine green glass
she reflects the sun in her warm dazzle
above the zephyrs play
bringing the scent of musk and lavender and attar
bringing the words of song and prayer and oath
bringing the touch of mist and pine and snow
and the women sing
and the women sing
and the women sing
they knockout the inevitable greek chorus
about loves victories over men
the destiny of the great conquerors and the vanquished
the fops in their tat
the muscle boys in arenas with scars
all knocked out by love
the mighty kings
but its just to put things in perspective
because the morning is still intact
a little cloudy but still very warm i guess
and the lovely one is bathing in the sea
in the sea from where she was born whole
like a painting
like love personified then deified
moving with such graceful grace
moving through the water
so easily so smoothly
naked and china white
long hair with glints of all colours
small breasts so delicate and smooth like fruit
your hips flare out as if designed by a artist
your mysterious loins concealed by the waves
your strong white back
as you swim away
away away away
and the women sing a second chorus
about sunsets colour of blood
mornings sobering remorse
worlds deep grief
moons old sorrow
and the zephyrs play
beings in the sky celebrate
dropping more flowers and granting any wishes
everyone loves love
and the absolute mistress of love
demanding the golden apple above wisdom and power
for how many kings look for wise or powerful queens…?
they all seek love love love
oh ho ha ha see love evaporate
see love get used up
see love run out and tossed aside
see love a shadow of its former self
see love a burnt acrid powdery residue
see love a slimy rubber
see love a distant blur
see love a mad blot
see love a fading memory
you see love temporary fickle monstrous lustful engorged
love battered and butchering triumphant and torn
but not here on loves strand
in a honeymoon haze
the lovely one dips and dabbles in the aquamarine scene
of sky and sea
cloudy and warm
a soft lovely light
cythera her home
in the arms of the waters
flowers all falling softly like ashes
the gods of the winds and their female companions
hair streaming back as they adore in full flight
only the most caressing gentle warmest warm breezes
colourful fish swim around her shapely ankles and toes
her tatoos of fish and stars and flowers
her wonderful small bruises
all appear to worship love
love love love
loves day
day of love
all day
love every day
love every day

24 Responses to “valentines day , cythera 2008 BCE”

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    princey | 14 February 2008 at 2:24 am #

    And I thought you didn’t really care about StV’s day, how WRONG was I?

    Well then it’s ok to send my love to you today sk, and an I.O.U. kiss! heehee


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    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 2:56 am #

    mmm…that was nice… and im a cynic. sk, you’re a bastard. let my cynicism tiumph in peace.


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    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 3:52 am #

    its always been one of my favorites …
    a blessing and a curse.

    baal n zeus , 2/14/67

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    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 5:09 am #

    what a reading.
    thanks and a happy valentines day.

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    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 6:15 am #

    Makes me miss the ocean.
    Love every day…YES!!! Don’t care for the commercial holiday that is Valentines day. Ironically, daughter was born on Feb.14th, so I end up celebrating her.
    May all your days be full of Love and Joy!!!

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    Hellbound Heart | 14 February 2008 at 6:22 am #

    hope you shower nk with love and kisses and hugs and all kinds of nice things…happy lurver’s day…
    noticed that yesterday somebody coudn’t come up with a really yummy vegan chocolate for me to try, oh well, i’ll go have some home-made rum balls…schluuurrrppp..

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    Issakimani | 14 February 2008 at 6:25 am #

    Oops!! No trying to be anonymous, accidentally clicked on something before I was done. Must sleep now.

    Love to all,

  8. avatar
    melissa | 14 February 2008 at 8:43 am #

    Love every day … yes please!

    A loverly day to all 🙂


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    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 9:10 am #

    curiously i’m in love with love itself

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 10:59 am #

    hey Steve
    What gives?
    E bay

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    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 11:06 am #


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    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 11:27 am #

    I’m loved

    My good friend Isolde is loved

    And I do believe the old fella is loved

    Happy V. Day


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    fantasticandy | 14 February 2008 at 11:28 am #

    cor blimey guvnor!
    slimy rubbers?
    ooh..sort of dulls the romantic element a bit eh?

    ‘ear..wot geezers flogin’ yer olde notepad then?
    must be a right heathen by my reckoning…..
    a lovely day to all,
    andy L.

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    melissa | 14 February 2008 at 11:38 am #

    oh and beautiful words today SK .. how I would love to go to Greece again where the sky and the sea is the bluest of blue I’ve ever seen


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    Ethereal Butterfly | 14 February 2008 at 11:48 am #

    Lovely, lovely, love………………………….I love my boys, been crying myself to sleep lately missing them ( they’re in shared care between me & ex). I’m deeply in love and am loved in return. For all its beauty, poignancy & power, its complexities can be, at times, like any relationship I suppose, all consuming & exhausting. Romantic love can be as powerful as mother love, but I know who I would die for…………………… my children.

    Happy Valentines day to all……………………

  16. avatar
    Jen Jewel Brown | 14 February 2008 at 12:13 pm #


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    Anonymous | 14 February 2008 at 12:21 pm #

    The Pixies: Ana (album: Bossa nova)

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    Brien Comerford | 14 February 2008 at 3:45 pm #

    Empedocles declared that the forces of love and strife are engaged in a cosmic war for the planet and universe. Clearly, strife is prevailing in this fallen world. Sk is replete with love and it manifests through his music, writing and art. Valentine’s day is ostensibly a great day of celebrating romantic love but inherently it’s a ploy by big business to reap profits for a lovely cause. I woke up this morning to Morrissey’s song titled “I Am Hated For Loving.” I then listened to “Easy” by The Church.

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    CSTCoach | 14 February 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    absolutely beautiful.

  20. avatar
    davem | 14 February 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    Much love to you, hero of mine.
    And now I’m off to cook nice veggie meal for missus m.
    Goodnight all.

  21. avatar
    veleska1970 | 14 February 2008 at 10:46 pm #

    utterly breathtaking. sweet and serene.

    happy valentine’s day, steve, everybody.

    lotza love….

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    tim | 15 February 2008 at 12:11 am #

    speaking of valentines and love…that tune unified field…i luv how it can be taken as a straight luv song (luv is a force after all) ..or a fuck song…

    magnetic strip (vagina) pull me further in its grip…

    suppose there are a million interpretations…and those are my favorite tunes…with multiple meanings…


    what do i know…im a fucking moron..i dont know a god damn thing..

    happy v-day…


  23. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 15 February 2008 at 12:23 am #

    That was purty..made a single girl happy on valentine’s for a sec, so hey, werrd up.

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    matt davison | 15 February 2008 at 12:32 am #

    Mmmmm I don’t think THATS what its about TIM ya Wobbagong head!!!

    try Kevin Boody Wilson.

    ps* I think that meat feasting, Welsh maniac is going to the Northcote Vegan fest…just thought iwould give you the intel Killer.

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