Sunday, October 31, 2010

"It actually feels like a dark mirror image of our own society's past, when people were banished for trying to prove there was so much more to the world we thought we knew." -Prester Dilly

"here I came to the very edge
where nothing at all needs saying,
everything is absorbed through weather and sea,
and the moon swam back,
its rays all silvered,
and time and again the darkness would be broken
by the crash of a wave,
and every day on the balcony of the sea,
wings open,fire is born,
and everything is blue again like morning." -Pablo Neruda

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Song Lyrics: Hallock Landing

I took a vow just to break the silence today
I wrote these songs just to keep you from wishing away
As you grew older did you think you think you could escape
further than the fearful heart can see?

I walked along the vacant rocky point streets last night
the moon broke my silence and told me that I could escape

the crickets and the faces in the fog
the unshaven face and the ciphers in the dark
the old world ghosts that keep you where you are
set off tonight I think you can escape

well you know the sea
and how it calls to me
well i know the green of the grass and how things here in the harbour might seem
so much less than what they were at first
ill break the masts if you cover the street lights with dirt

If beauty cleaves to things untold
I hope you remember
these coastal lights could turn to gold
If we leave no trace of our souls in this earth

can you hear the gulls or the crabs when you rest your head on the sand?
can you tell me i cant be a man if i never insist on my plans?
can you hold the dirt in your hand and honestly say it isnt good?
could my love for this land be enough to make me love the Lord like I should?

If beauty leaves the things you hold
I know you'll remember
these cold still eyes could leave their holes
if you leave no trace of your life in this soil
picture by Jonathan Little

well here it goes

Hello there! Welcome to my official blog for Kalamos, both a book and a musical album that have slowly been underway since 2007. I am undertaking the writing of the book primarily for the same reason that I compose music: because I feel a dire need to. There are many things that I have experienced and learned that have intensely interested and amazed me, and I have done and am still doing much research into those topics. All these are things that will be and are supporting this book. More information on just what these subjects are is forthcoming.

I have begun the actual writing process, and this is the blog wherein from this point forward I will regularly post entries that essentially concern this work.

Enjoy if you please,