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July 24 2013

MerelyGifted
03:31

The Wood-H.P.Lovecraft

                              The Wood
                               By H. P. Lovecraft

                             ------=-O-=------
They cut it down, and where the pitch-black aisles
      Of forest night had hid eternal things,
They scal’d the sky with tow’rs and marble piles
      To make a city for their revellings.

White and amazing to the lands around
      That wondrous wealth of domes and turrets rose;
Crystal and ivory, sublimely crown’d
      With pinnacles that bore unmelting snows.

And through its halls the pipe and sistrum rang,
      While wine and riot brought their scarlet stains;
Never a voice of elder marvels sang,
      Nor any eye call’d up the hills and plains.

Thus down the years, till on one purple night
      A drunken minstrel in his careless verse
Spoke the vile words that should not see the light,
      And stirr’d the shadows of an ancient curse.

Forests may fall, but not the dusk they shield;
      So on the spot where that proud city stood,
The shuddering dawn no single stone reveal’d,
      But fled the blackness of a primal wood.
 

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June 06 2013

05:38
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  Via MadnessReigns & Hypnogoria: THE PORT by HP Lovecraft

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May 20 2013

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April 07 2013

21:35
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We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.

- H. P. Lovecraft 

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January 20 2013

07:39

December 20 2012

02:49
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John Silence, Physician Extraordinary - Wikisource, the free online library

John Silence, Physician Extraordinary By Algernon Blackwood To M.L.W. The Original of John Silence and My Companion in Many Adventures

October 25 2012

20:20

Scary stories for Halloween: The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft | Books | guardian.co.uk

The horror of this story has as much to do with its setting as its characters

Chris Power
Thursday 25 October 2012

In my favourite works of horror and supernatural fiction, the landscape itself is at least as important as whatever beasts or phantoms may roam across it. From the deserted strands of MR James to the Danube of Algernon Blackwood’s “The Willows”, there seems to be a deeper resonance to those stories in which location is a junction between the mundane and the weird. HP Lovecraft, the American writer who, in a flurry of activity in the mid-1920s, defined the “Cthulhu Mythos” – a series of interconnected stories that Luc Sante has called “a sort of unified field theory of horror” – is particularly good at this. In his best stories, his descriptions of landscape are so meticulous that their woods and valleys are loaded with menace long before anything shambles or crawls through them.

The vast wastes and visibly ancient geology of Antarctica are fundamental to Lovecraft’s long story “At the Mountains of Madness”. In “The Whisperer in Darkness”, the evocation of rural Vermont’s “unfrequented hills” and lonely farmhouses are the story’s highlight. But supreme within Lovecraft’s work is his own invented corner of New England, Arkham (based on Salem and “full of witch legends”) and the surrounding Miskatonic Valley. It’s here, and to the economically but indelibly drawn landscape of “The Colour Out of Space”, that I most often return, especially at this time of year. Just consider the story’s opening sentences:

West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. There are dark narrow glens where the trees slope fantastically, and where thin brooklets trickle without ever having caught the glimpse of sunlight.

At Halloween, what reader could resist turning the page? …

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March 02 2011

08:35

Wordcount for Lovecraft’s Favorite Words

February 23rd, 2011

One of the things any fan of Lovecraft discovers early on is that Lovecraft was very attached to certain words. We either laugh or groan every time we hear something described as “indescribable” or called “unnamable” or “antiquarian” or “cyclopean.” And sometimes we wonder how many times he actually used the words.

In working on the Lovecraft ebook project (which is nearly complete and is in final proofreading), I compiled all of Lovecraft’s original works in one file. So I took suggestions for words to count on the H.P. Podcraft forums and on Twitter.

The list is below. The only big surprises were “squamous,” which only appears once in an original story—”The Dunwich Horror”—, and “unutterable,” which only appeared 13 times. …

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