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. Bone Turned Stone
  2. Old Man in the Dark
  3. The Hoodoo Man
  4. A Dry Leaf in a Windy Land
  5. Countries of the Moon
  6. Death is not a Word
  7. “Duende” – After Lorca
  8. Honky Tonk Dreamer
  9. Midnight Carnival
  10. Reckless Nights and Days
  11. Postmodern Ennui
  12. The Mask of Death
  13. Troubling the Waters
  14. The Taming of the Minotaur
  15. A Death Song for Her Child
  16. Doubt The Butcher Came Today
  17. Old Men Sing The Delta Blues: Two Songs
  18. Scorpion Thoughts
  19. The Blue Devil in a Time Machine
  20. The Black Prince (Satire)
  21. Night Visitants
  22. Hawks & Love
  23. “My duende, come for me!”
  24.  Land of the Free
  25.  A Shore History of Insanity
  26. The Philosopher of one Leg
  27. Bodies & Languages
  28.  Night Duty
  29.  The Democratic Ghost Machine
  30. The Last Troubadour
  31. The Logics of Worlds
  32. Outside Utopia
  33.  Exit
  34. If My Skin Were Blue
  35. Graffiti Love
  36. Let The Dead Speak
  37. On First Seeing Courbet’s ‘L’Origine Du Monde Blonde’
  38. I Turn Away To Shadows
  39. Even As Night Comes
  40. The Lost Cause
  41. Where Have All The Maker’s Gone
  42. Subtraction

 Essays & Appreciations

 Thoughts on Poetry

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