Poetry & Appreciations

From the beginning, if there was a beginning, this degenerate little town has become ever more degenerate… —Thomas Ligotti

In this sense the creation and catastrophe were one and the same. Our universe has been from the beginning, if indeed there was a beginning, one long journey into degeneration; an entropic swerve toward death, which if all signs are correct is accelerating us into oblivion and the scattering of dust in eternal night. This little section of my grotesquerie invites you to share the poetry of this darkness, to become one with the intimate erotic and scabrous art of ecstatic horror; come to know – if indeed knowing is the correct term, and be know by what is oldest in yourself; know the darkness and inhuman nullity at the core of your being is none other that the essence of this estrangement from the monstrosity of the universe of decay and rampant process; an endless voyage of disquieting abjectness that fills you with the graceless grace of terror’s beatitude.

Poems of the Darkness 

  1. Untamed Limits of Vision
  2. Icarus
  3. Love’s Runes Cast, Flesh Entrapped
  4. King Lear’s Mad Song
  5. Dead Kings, Dead Dreams
  6. The Mighty Dead
  7. Asmodeus Dreams
  8. The Ventriloquist’s Art
  9. The Dummy
  10. Chasing Devils In Our Wine
  11. Tattoo Apocalypse
  12. Shadows & Light
  13. Flight
  14. Drifts
  15. Darkness
  16. Wisdom Chaser
  17. Night’s Carnival
  18. The Vicious Circle
  19. The Red Stain
  20. Oedipal Bastards Like Us
  21. The Blooms That Will Not Rise
  22. Before the Plague
  23. Blind
  24. House of Love and Curses
  25. Lies Never End
  26. In the absence of love…
  27. Bone Turned Stone
  28. Old Man in the Dark
  29. The Hoodoo Man
  30. A Dry Leaf in a Windy Land
  31. Paw Paw
  32. Countries of the Moon
  33. She Sang Me Into Light
  34. Death is not a Word
  35. “Duende” – After Lorca
  36. Honky Tonk Dreamer
  37. Reckless Nights and Days
  38. Postmodern Ennui
  39. The Mask of Death
  40. Troubling the Waters
  41. The Taming of the Minotaur
  42. A Death Song for Her Child
  43. Doubt The Butcher Came Today
  44. Old Men Sing The Delta Blues: Two Songs
  45. Scorpion Thoughts
  46. The Blue Devil in a Time Machine
  47. The Black Prince (Satire)
  48. Night Visitants
  49. Hawks & Love
  50. “My duende, come for me!”
  51.  Land of the Free
  52.  A Shore History of Insanity
  53. The Philosopher of one Leg
  54. Bodies & Languages
  55.  Night Duty
  56.  The Democratic Ghost Machine
  57. The Last Troubadour
  58. The Logics of Worlds
  59. Outside Utopia
  60.  Exit
  61. If My Skin Were Blue
  62. Graffiti Love
  63. Let The Dead Speak
  64. On First Seeing Courbet’s ‘L’Origine Du Monde Blonde’
  65. I Turn Away To Shadows
  66. Even As Night Comes
  67. The Lost Cause
  68. Where Have All The Maker’s Gone
  69. Subtraction
  70. The Suicide
  71. Love’s Lost Kingdom
  72. A Curse or Blessing?
  73. The Betrayal of the Ephemeral
  74. Goodbye

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