Friday, August 22, 2014

Lovecraft's Birthday

The Flaneur doffs his cap to an early and abiding inspiration, Howard Phillips Lovecraft of Providence Rhode Island (deceased). On the night of the anniversary of his other-worldly birth, I heard the call of the Cthulhu and set out walking through a forgotten sector of the City in search of the the spectral and the mystical concealed, barely, in the entropic quotidian midnight.

The Temple of Shrouded Knowledge
the secrets of the ancients
inscribed in a language now dead

 The burning of the midnight lamp,
 arcane research behind the fan-light window
illumination while others are deep asleep

 The house appeared to have a mind of its own,
not ready to reveal all its wonders,
the universe flies ever away

20 August 2014

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