posted on July 18, 2011 at 9:26 pm

clark kent

i write this because i can

i revel in possibility

my rolls royce mind not quite running on all barrels

boy tho i have been lucky

i stop to consider the others who fell by the west wayside

dont think ive forgotten their glories and obscurities

i myself stumbled thru it all and accidentally got this far

no hero no villain

in my own head at a concert

or by the side of the blackest nordic lake

i still stop to consider all those disappeared into time

the past swallows the dead

the living surf the present

the future holds the unborn

why do we die ?

why does love die ?

oh everything dies childe even these great cities

so change into something strange

a night template

a visit from your lover

my limbs feel carved from some unknown metal

i am pulled along as if by magnetism

i will prevail mildly like a faded head shot

when life goes wrong it may happen suddenly

the things you say now will seem so faraway

as you flash to the whitest light

one drink one pill one swerve one fall

and even as we plummet each pseudo-abyss

we hold in our heads hearts an image of a god or goddess

apollo the christ

aphrodite the virgin

zeus-amon god of hosts

athene the mother of god

no yonder temple can ascertain the truth

the world whirls love and beauty

hatred and ugliness as necessary shadows

revere the ancient jazz

the rest is mist before a great wind




20 Responses to “zenith=nadir”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 July 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    more Bentley than Rolls

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    Wilfred Paradise | 18 July 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    aren’t you glad you don’t wear a suit and tie every day, man?

    Your karmic mission is music, push it forward, you age is your asset, not your weakness. It will all prepare you/ your bandmates/ and us for the next lifetime.

    Bring it back to the States.

    Listened again to U23 during my walk through the neighborhood, so damned good.

    Wilfred P

  3. avatar
    Christine | 18 July 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Why DOES love die?

  4. avatar
    Lara | 19 July 2011 at 12:06 am #

    Grateful for these entries, SK. A good thing to wake up to.

  5. avatar
    davem | 19 July 2011 at 1:12 am #

    You ARE my hero.

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    andy | 19 July 2011 at 1:34 am #

    really geting things into perspective there kilbs…..

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 19 July 2011 at 1:55 am #

    ‘Clark Kent’ ??? Which would make your alter-ego – SUPERMAN !!!!

    This world really needs a super hero right now. We are all hanging on to the thread of hope. We all could use you to swiftly change into your costume and do some ‘saving’ . I cannot picture you in tights and a cape, but I betcha a whole bunch of ladies on her can….and are right now.

    Have a great Day SK !!!!

    Darrin K.

  8. avatar
    davem | 19 July 2011 at 2:11 am #

    And a very Happy Birthday to our lovely Brien C!!
    And Darrin I was pleased to read your good news too.
    Love to all.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 19 July 2011 at 12:58 pm #

      Thanks Davem, that means a lot to me.

      Darrin K.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 19 July 2011 at 1:12 pm #


      May all your wishes come true…

      Darrin K.

      Couple blogs a go I asked you some music related questions, could u be ever so kind to answer them at your earliest, thanks.

  9. avatar
    Steven Krut | 19 July 2011 at 3:18 am #

    I like the image of ancient jazz. Never saw those two words put together before. Why do we die? I Googled that for you and basically the answer is the second law of thermodynamics. 🙂

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 July 2011 at 4:57 am #

    if it didn’t stay — what I just posted (got one of those “oops” messages), it was thanks for such a lovely chalkboard etc, but to attempt to write it again would be futile.

  11. avatar
    Boriah | 19 July 2011 at 6:37 am #

    You look like a woodcutter!!!

    What can I say but:

    Ice is forming around that heart of yours
    I seen a lot of damage baby, but you won’t get hurt this time.

    Pray for the snowfall…

  12. avatar
    . | 19 July 2011 at 8:14 am #

    let your cape flow in the wind
    reverse the spin of mother earth
    where others may stop, you begin
    the music shall quench my thirst

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    scott | 19 July 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    accept change and you’ve got it all worked out

  14. avatar
    Narelle | 19 July 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    zenith=nadir…absolutely (premium SK!!)
    Why do we die?
    inevitable…changes, transformations…another 50 or so years wouldn’t go astray
    Why does love die?
    a few planks short of wisdom and some prudent consideraton
    ignorance and impulse…guilty as charged

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    Anonymous | 19 July 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    excellent poem, superman. don’t go jumping off anything high. xox.

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    hellbound heart | 19 July 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    went and visited my grandmother’s grave last week…..what I came away with was a sense of rest, of peace after the strife and turmoil of life….maybe death is a necessary rest before boarding the roller-coaster yet again…..
    love always…..

  17. avatar
    Tanya | 20 July 2011 at 2:01 am #

    oh, some powerful words to ponder today.

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