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 known by what is oldest in yourself; know the darkness and inhuman nullity at the core of your being is none other than 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. Death is so lovely
  2. Insomnia
  3. Sad To See Them All Go Down
  4. Untamed Limits of Vision
  5. Icarus
  6. Love’s Runes Cast, Flesh Entrapped
  7. King Lear’s Mad Song
  8. Dead Kings, Dead Dreams
  9. The Mighty Dead
  10. Asmodeus Dreams
  11. The Ventriloquist’s Art
  12. The Dummy
  13. Chasing Devils In Our Wine
  14. Tattoo Apocalypse
  15. Shadows & Light
  16. Flight
  17. Drifts
  18. Darkness
  19. Wisdom Chaser
  20. Night’s Carnival
  21. The Vicious Circle
  22. The Red Stain
  23. Oedipal Bastards Like Us
  24. The Blooms That Will Not Rise
  25. Before the Plague
  26. Blind
  27. House of Love and Curses
  28. Lies Never End
  29. In the absence of love…
  30. Bone Turned Stone
  31. Old Man in the Dark
  32. The Hoodoo Man
  33. A Dry Leaf in a Windy Land
  34. Paw Paw
  35. Countries of the Moon
  36. She Sang Me Into Light
  37. Death is not a Word
  38. “Duende” – After Lorca
  39. Honky Tonk Dreamer
  40. Reckless Nights and Days
  41. Postmodern Ennui
  42. The Mask of Death
  43. Troubling the Waters
  44. The Taming of the Minotaur
  45. A Death Song for Her Child
  46. Doubt The Butcher Came Today
  47. Old Men Sing The Delta Blues: Two Songs
  48. Scorpion Thoughts
  49. The Blue Devil in a Time Machine
  50. The Black Prince (Satire)
  51. Night Visitants
  52. Hawks & Love
  53. “My duende, come for me!”
  54.  Land of the Free
  55.  A Shore History of Insanity
  56. The Philosopher of one Leg
  57. Bodies & Languages
  58.  Night Duty
  59.  The Democratic Ghost Machine
  60. The Last Troubadour
  61. The Logics of Worlds
  62. Outside Utopia
  63.  Exit
  64. If My Skin Were Blue
  65. Graffiti Love
  66. Let The Dead Speak
  67. On First Seeing Courbet’s ‘L’Origine Du Monde Blonde’
  68. I Turn Away To Shadows
  69. Even As Night Comes
  70. The Lost Cause
  71. Where Have All The Maker’s Gone
  72. Subtraction
  73. The Suicide
  74. Love’s Lost Kingdom
  75. A Curse or Blessing?
  76. The Betrayal of the Ephemeral
  77. Goodbye

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