Out of what crypt they crawl, I cannot tell,
But every night I see the rubbery things,
Black, horned, and slender, with membranous wings,
They come in legions on the north wind’s swell
With obscene clutch that titillates and stings,
Snatching me off on monstrous voyagings
To grey worlds hidden deep in nightmare’s well.
Over the jagged peaks of Thok they sweep,
Heedless of all the cries I try to make,
And down the nether pits to that foul lake
Where the puffed shoggoths splash in doubtful sleep.
But ho! If only they would make some sound,
Or wear a face where faces should be found!
H. P. Lovecraft, Night-Gaunts (Fungi from Yuggoth), 1929-30
– Each Night Father Fills Me with Dread…
– “The Vampire” by Madison Julius Cawein
–“Dead Man’s Hate” by Robert E. Howard
Categories: Poetry and Prose
You know, I wanted to post something today to get that eye gif off the front page, but I’m not really sure this is better. 🙂
I’m not really 100% about that either…
that is something very heinous…..
*walks slowly backwards to doorway, runs down hall*
Here. Don’t say I never did anything for you!
that cat is probably going to try and suck out my soul tonight while I sleep!!!
Well, I mean…I don’t own any actually nice gifs. 🙂
I would expect nothing less!! : )
That is one…. creepy….damn…..photo…. Enjoyed the Lovecraft poem. I hope to take a road trip to Rhode Island this summer to see his burial site and the Providence Athenaeum Library, Hope they have the bronze statue of Howard in place by then.
Oh, how utterly fabulous. I hope you share pictures!
Assuming, of course, that your camera and/or soul aren’t sucked loose from this dimension while you’re on vacation.
I’ll try not to get too close to the water 🙂
Great photo, great poem.
We aim to please, darling. 🙂
That is a great picture, and I loved the poem too
Why, thank you, Ms. Swann. I’ve been saving that picture for something good – I think Lovecraft qualifies. 🙂
I don’t know why they don’t make a series set in his universe. Seriously. I think it could totes work.
There are so many possibilities there, yet I can’t even think of a good movie based out of his canon.
I enjoyed everything about this poem except for the fact that I didn’t finish it because my eyes were pulled away repeatedly to gaze in horror at that unspeakable image.
Well, my work here is clearly done.
Wow! I have been dying to see images that totally spook me……..WoW.
You’ve come to the right place, darling. 🙂