Magazine Cover & Book Spine Poem: Traveling with The Dead

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WAITING BEFORE THE OUTER TEMPLE


The Watcher stands

guarding with frozen-silver eyes,

green skin twisting with

Tattoos through the ages –

beneath his feet

the Traveling Dead,

The Dog,

Go-Down Moses

&

Satan’s shoes.

 

PASSING BENEATH THE NINE ARCHES

OF

PHANTATASOS & MORPHEUS

 

 

           Life in a civil war, ….

Prison

of polite words

leaves you

Traveling with the Dead –

bitter winds declare

Vengeance

on

the Vikings

of broken promises

who ransacked your faith,

broke your heart,

as

The Dog-that-Wouldn’t-Be,

Red as Blood Whispers,

crouches before

Seven Footprints to Satan……….

 

         Great Expectations

         are devoured. 

 


 

DREAMING  AMONG THE SHADOWED PILLARS

 

 

Traveling with the Dead,

The Dog that wouldn’t be Red as Blood

Whispers:

” Go Down, Moses

Seven Footprints to Satan,

Great Expectations.”

 


Here ends the inscription found 

scratched on the inner walls

of the Temple of Kadath the Unknown

Only the Dreamer in Black Silver

knows  who left these words.

NOTE: Refer to H. P. Lovecraft’s Dream Cycle.

 

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7 thoughts on “Magazine Cover & Book Spine Poem: Traveling with The Dead

  1. I really dig that Idea of a bookspine poem. I’ll have to try that sometime. Your blog is really unique. Glad I took the time. I noticed you are into mass media critique so I think that there is a couple of others of mine which you might enjoy too, namely my Fire vs TV series. Looking forward to checking out more of your stuff. Warmest regards.

    1. Thanks for dropping by & taking the time to comment. In the previous post, my first attempt at book spine poem, I provide the link to the blog where I first came across the form.

      My background as a teacher includes Media Literacy and Linguistics , so this blog has a lot of those influences. I planned on checking out the Fire vs TV posts. Many thanks. 🙂

      1. Media crit skills definitely come in handy when interrogating reality. There’s also another WordPress blog done by a good friend of mine called, http://comicsgrinder.com, which I think you would really enjoy too. Once again, thank you kindly for checking out my stuff!

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