posted on October 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm

lime n limpet green

wander thru jasmine

wander thru honeysuckle

facade of doors that dont lead anywhere

cabins on a set with no inside or out

i imagine the rain that falls on the graveyard

i imagine the sunlight upon merman pools

i contain the rain and the sunlight

i contain nothing just a furtive imagination

the inside of the car is quiet

we watch the rain and silently know day

my how my arm is handed along shouldering fingered thumb

you see my mind took it all apart

my soul watches on

i stop outside a picture on a theatre

a man starts talking like he knew my life

i walk the wrong way if i wanna get to the future

i should be out there in pergolas across our lovely land

a fondue of blonde fondness fusses over me

my guitar is a lawnmower

my voice is a hammer

my tight pants on a letter box

my father said steven youre a bit daft

i was there for the long hall dad i say but my dad is gone

in newtown i walk through an endless weird shop

black skulls open up like clams

living flowers torturous clawing stem

oh my another winged genius rampant and resistant

a forest of clothes i fight my way through aisle after isle

stuffed faux animals with sad black eyes

why invoke this feeling of doom?

death intermingled with life

i mean c’mon

they are opposites arent they

i’m not so sure anymore

in empty frames i catch glimpses of  paintings of god

when i look through glass i see trees bending over brooks

on a wooden pencil case a scene from a 1950s childrens party

oh i jump in that scene and i stay there forever

yes thats me on that green lawn thats me waving so “gaily”

we used to say

once upon a time now today i forget when

i buy a five headed elephant and a saraswati grooving with a swan

i put my goddess up on her pedestal

i hang my self on your own petard

i look in amazement at bulletproof jacket and alligator leather

then time is gone

a wave of traffic disgorges me home

stumble out with packages from a wardrobe

i fall through the ceiling in a dream

when we’re approaching true south

afternoon says he’s sad

these shabby grey damp clouds have ruined my sky

and then the blew wind persists like thanatos

a magistrate appears

we take a dim view of this darkness …he begins

why thats preposterous ! screams a voice in my head

are we still in newtown ?asks someone else

the fronds ripple in the air in the sea

the feathers of fish insinuating fins

the eel movement rag out rock monster half time

the crazy world  within a tiny whole of water




31 Responses to “won wonders”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 11 October 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Is a monkey puzzle tree the same as the honeycomb tree?
    40 years ago: thank you god for the lovely day for work and fun and happy play. thank you god for minding me thank you very much.
    Today: thank you god for the lovely grey for work and son and underpay. thank you god for reminding me thank you very much.
    Or: thanks sk for this lovely bay for your works and wonders and underplay. thank you lord for forging me I can’t thank you enough.
    I remember a day similar to today when watching fish swim like colour in water made me forget everything.

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    matthew | 12 October 2012 at 6:49 am #

    Gosh darn-it… positively loved it.

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    Ingrid | 12 October 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Hi SK, this is gorgeous and the part about the pencil case resounded with me especially. When Addendaone came in the mail yesterday it felt like Christmas!!! It came at just the right time when I need something to boost me up. I love “Put you on my Wall”, “Mad Damm Lash” and also “My Abstract Model” in fact Iove the whole album.

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 12 October 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Thank you for the gift of words today…
    I am saddened by my many conditions…
    I am in no condition but to further my sadness…
    I fell off the edge of the bed to a dusty wooden floor…
    I cannot lay here anymore…
    I am in no condition to repeat what is right and why is wrong…
    I am in no condition anymore…


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      Anonymous | 12 October 2012 at 10:59 pm #

      please know we all care a lot – you’re a lovely man.

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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 14 October 2012 at 10:50 pm #

        Wow !!!
        That was really sweet !!!
        Thank u so much !!!
        U made my , day-week-month !!!


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          Anonymous | 15 October 2012 at 9:44 pm #

          and your poetry is beautiful (too!) along with everything else you are. thank you for [it]

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            BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 16 October 2012 at 1:55 pm #

            …please do not be ‘anonymous’…it is of no good way , to
            wait for the glow of any such light…

            …live amongst , out from said shadows.


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    Anonymous | 12 October 2012 at 8:54 am #

    remember Bert? Mary’s Bert… it’s that Poppins woman, he said angrily (the father was so confused – i felt so sorry for him when I was a young child (the movie first before the written series), I cried – and then at the end; they’d all saved him and his children were so happy… and at last, up into the air, w fists and a kite! I cried again – with joy. also, if I am remembering correctly, Mary was from down there with you guys (though perhaps not relevant either…) anyway:

    this blog made me think w/a smile of chalk drawings (one of Bert’s stunning professions; gotta love Bert), and popping through into one, but this time instead of Mary and her umbrella’s talking parrot handle to guide them safely, a beautiful goddess as the knowledge…

    so you hope nothing melts into the pavement with the rain and they all get to stay there longer.

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    kell | 12 October 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Oh my

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    verdelay | 12 October 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    That’s just it, isn’t it? It’s not like you can shake the images or dip your head into some clear crystal pool and be rid of these fetching ghosts and ghostly fetches. The little buggers just want to get out and so you have to oblige, don’t you?

    Of course, I am very sad that the wheels have fallen off and I will miss that old vehicle of yours. It had a classic chassis and an engine that purred like a manticore. But sometimes you just have to get out and walk.

    Here’s something to cheer you up: I saw Ray performing a couple of nights ago. The pipes were gone but the nectar was still flowing.

    Take care,


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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 13 October 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Have a great EXPO….and weekend – KILLER !!!


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    vinny | 13 October 2012 at 3:42 am #

    hi all,

    i was way away in the outback, so i missed out on a whole lotta stuff
    therefore these thoughts

    it’s like snowing in australia…
    i dunno bout all this & the latter i’ve been reading… after gestation there’s de-gestation

    the 64,000-dollar-question which still remains is
    what Marty, Peter & Tim have to say?
    there seems no reaction available on the net whatsoever to all Steve has to say. how do the musicians behind the soundtrack of our lives feel about all this?
    Dear Guys, as i’m sure you are all reading this, why don’t you give some kind of response? yer feelings would be appreciated, i guess.

    i read Lurie’s book & Peter appears to have been the only one @ some given point in time to have mentioned something like “… & where’s the money going to actually…?”.

    mismanagement & takin da green… i am the last one to disagree on that one! in what business these days will you find a Manager (i sincerely Apologize for any capitals being used in here) who has actually acquired the skills for being what he or she for that matter is standing for? i am not making any judgement on teen-fans taking over copyrights (another of those ugly matters!!!) boy, selling out your own copyrights, even if you work for a company claiming the few things you’re really good at, is the worst thing that can happen to you. the more if your pay cheque don’t reflect what you gave. copyright law is such a drag, the more since there appears to be no general concensus. gosh…

    a split or a split second?

    Luv 2 ya, Mr K
    With ya all da f****** line, but not this way,

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    sewardrobert | 13 October 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Most brilliant time being,

    I am very disheartened to hear of “the second motion” affair. I am a bit confused. It seems like the distribution in Australia is sorted? However the rest of the band prefers to let second motion distribute in the United States? Which is at odds with your view of what is fair and right, I assume.

    Hmm.. too bad you can’t just ditch the U.S. distribution and continue the band. I have and continue to purchase your works directly from Australia when the titles were NOT available here in the U.S.

    As a fan, I would selfishly love to see The Church continue as it is. It seems to have an incredible energy in its present form. I personally would purchase directly from the band even if it means imports from Australia (I prefer physical media but will purchase digital works if it is the only way to deliver Church melodies to my starving ears!). Heck, I would even front my share of 50 AUD to finance new albums.

    As a father, I also understand you need to do what is right for you and your progeny. (Painkiller is a superb work by the way! Thank you for that!) So if your spirit must be set free, I will mourn a little for The Church but I will rejoice still in your future creations.

    Peace be upon you and the members of The Church,

  11. avatar
    hippy | 13 October 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Relax Jedi master
    Masterful Being of Time
    For in swift measure all riches due thee shall come to pass
    Let not thy anger cloud an astute and discerning mind
    Let it not divide, alienate, or destroy those who you care for
    and who care for you
    Something is troubling you
    but perhaps it is below the surface
    and you do not see it
    Stamp out the Pain, Killer
    Let it wash over you
    This will pass
    And in no time at all
    a Second Motion will appear
    from the clouds
    to ease your troubled mind

    –Bhagwan Shree Raj-Hippy

  12. avatar
    SS | 13 October 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    This is both sad and lovely like all of your poetry. I enjoy following it as always. There are many tomorrows. Maybe not. Just wanted you to know that you still exist and to say thank you I haven’t stopped. Don’t know about you. Running the other way, into the future.. SS

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    Melissa | 13 October 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    thank you dear sk and mk for such a wonderful afternoon at Hamer Hall! Drifted off in a daydream on the train ride home 🙂

    I will however probably have nightmares now about the b’day card I gave you..arrgghh! It just seemed so funny at the time!


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      thetimebeing | 14 October 2012 at 3:57 pm #

      it was funny lovely lady
      it was so nice to see you
      thank you for the gift!

      • avatar
        Melissa | 14 October 2012 at 7:25 pm #

        phew 🙂

        you are very welcome. Yesterday was fab sk, it’s always lovely to see you too!


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    SS | 14 October 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Ill try again. This poem, although filled with some sadness, was lovely to read of a rainy perhaps spring day. It seemed as if the world had slowed down in Newtown. The only thing that bothered me was the goodbye at the end. I do not post here often. If it is forbidden please tell me. I was unaware.

  15. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 15 October 2012 at 4:43 am #

    oh my darlingss, good News?!

  16. Kraig
    Kraig | 15 October 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Loved this today Steve!

    I’m with everyone else…I’d LOVE to front money for the next Church Album or SK Album, etc. If you hvae to do it that way so be it. I’m all for ordering from your Australian Label and i know i’m in America, but you know, i think MOST or ALL Church Fans would order directly from you guys if needed in the future. Maybe you can work it all out but in the meantime. If there are any future works from The Church I’ll help front some cash!


    • Kraig
      Kraig | 15 October 2012 at 3:56 pm #

      ..You know i’m good for it bro!

    • avatar
      Steven Krut | 16 October 2012 at 1:10 pm #

      I wonder how much it costs to make an album these days.

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    Anonymous | 15 October 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    I accept that the Church will not be around any longer.
    So when and where is the actual last Church performance then?
    Are you taking requests?
    Silly question I know but here goes…..
    Jazz, Happenstance, Month of Sundays, Is this where you live?,
    Magician amongst the Spirits, Anaesthesia, Dead Man’s dream, After Everything, Almost with you, Hotel Womb, When you were mine, You Took(how ironic the title in light of the financial situation), Now I wonder why,
    Myrrh, Shadow Cabinet, Day 5, Summer. Could you also get that girl in to duet with you on an acoustic version of Pure Chance?
    Please don’t play North South East West or Tantalised (unless it’s like the version on El Siguente).

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 16 October 2012 at 1:52 pm #

      Great Set List !!!

      …oh how I would love to hear Dakota played live…

      such a display of sonic brilliance !!!

      …an emotional drift, animated by subtle waves of sustain…

      I LOVE THAT SONG !!!


  18. avatar
    into the future | 15 October 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    I guess it is – you can walk away from the past, but never back down.

  19. avatar
    SS | 16 October 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    If you did go off on your own ( in any form) and needed funds upfront for a cd, I am also good for it. Been trying to say so, just haven’t heard back. After reading these last two poems, I see and remember where genius lies. And in all the talented things you do. Just missed hearing from you.

  20. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 18 October 2012 at 4:24 am #

    You are reminded where genius lies. Obvious enough to say but did you feel communion of souls transcending the mundanity of admin? You may ape it but can you reexperience the authenticity of instance? She thought she was past bearing fruit but a reversal has been effected. It is miraculous and a curse. It would be stupid and rude to intrude on afterglowmasmic stupor. Ineffable spirit.

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