Steve Turner

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st theresa1
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Steve Turner

Postby st theresa1 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:44 am

I love it when I find a connection or even better when a friend points out a connection for me.
I discovered Steve Turner through this friend about 6 years ago...and he just sent me this: written by Steve Turner....
" “”To be published by Charisma was a fulfilment of my dream to see poetry marketed alongside
rock music. I had seen a news item in Melody Maker announcing that Canadian singer/songwriter
Leonard Cohen and and Charisma Records owner Tony Stratton-Smith were combining forces to start
a publishing company, in the belief that’ some of the best writing today is being done by what we might
call rock writers,””
“ I sent my manuscript of <Tonight We Will Fake Love >to them and. some months later, received
a phone call from Stratton-Smith accepting me as one of their first authors....”

“ ’ Underneath the surface appearance of Leonard Cohen, everything is not only connected with
everything else. but it is also poetry and song... His poetry announces the truth of what can—stupidly --
be dismissed as ROCK!!!
by Steve Turner

Tonight, we will
fake love together.
You my love possess
all the essential qualities
as listed by Playboy.
You will last me for
as long as two weeks
or until such a time
as your face & figure
go out of fashion.
I will hold you close
to my Hollywood-standard body,
the smell of which
has been approved
by my ten best friends
and a representative
of Lifebuoy.
I will prop my paperback
Kama Sutra
on the dressing table
& like programmed seals
we will perform
& like human beings
we will grow tired
of our artificially sweetened
diluted & ready to drink
love affairs.
Tonight, we will fake love.
Tonight we will be both
quick & silent, our time limited,
measured out in distances
between fingers
& pushbuttons

(from Up To Date, 1993 edition, p20)
imaginary friend
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Re: Steve Turner

Postby imaginary friend » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:21 am

St. T.
Tonight We Will Fake Love led me to google Steve Turner; thank you for the introduction, and for paying it forward and so continuing the connecting thread... I enjoyed this one also:


We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin.
We believe everything is OK
as long as you don't hurt anyone,
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.

We believe in sex before during
and after marriage.
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe that adultery is fun.
We believe that sodomy's OK
We believe that taboos are taboo.

We believe that everything's getting better
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated.
You can prove anything with evidence.

We believe there's something in horoscopes,
UFO's and bent spoons;
Jesus was a good man just like Buddha
Mohammed and ourselves.
He was a good moral teacher although we think
his good morals were bad.

We believe that all religions are basically the same,
at least the one that we read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of
creation sin heaven hell God and salvation.

We believe that after death comes The Nothing
because when you ask the dead what happens
they say Nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied,
then it's compulsory heaven for all
excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin and Genghis Khan.

We believe in Masters and Johnson.
What's selected is average.
What's average is normal.
What's normal is good.

We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between
warfare and bloodshed.
Americans should beat their guns into tractors
and the Russians would be sure to follow.

We believe that man is essentially good.
It's only his behaviour that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.

We believe that each man must find the truth
that is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly.
The universe will readjust. History will alter.
We believe that there is no absolute truth
excepting the truth that there is no absolute truth.

We believe in the rejection of creeds.

~ Steve Turner
st theresa1
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Re: Steve Turner

Postby st theresa1 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:24 am

Thanks for that one Imaginary friend--The friend who introduced me to Steve Turner also introduced me to Michael Leunig--there is such
a similarity in their voices--
just found this link to a page with Leunig's poetry being sung by Gyan --phenomenal.....
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Re: Steve Turner

Postby Jonnie Falafel » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:37 pm

I suppose I reacted to it with a 'but' for every line.... and no not all of us believe Jesus, Muhammad and Buddha were equally good! Equally bad I'd say.

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