Saturday, November 30, 2019

Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein Analyses "On a Dreamland's Moon"

The cats of Ulthar steal across my dreams
On paws of softest fur and blur the seams
Of my subconscious with their purrs and eyes
Of molten gold that twinkle and that gleam
Like Beacon lights toward where their kingdom lies.
—Opening stanza of “On A Dreamland’s Moon” 

Bobby Derie (author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos) analyses and discusses my poem, On  Dreamland's Moon, and its place in the Mythos on his blog, Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein.  On A Dreamland’s Moon was first published in Black Wings VI: New Tales of Lovecraftian Terror (2017) and appears in Diary of a Sorceress.

Here's an insert.

“'On A Dreamland’s Moon' takes its most direct inspiration from Lovecraft’s The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, but the object of this dreamer’s quest is not the hidden gods of dream, but Nyarlathotep, the crawling chaos. In language and imagery, however, the influence of Clark Ashton Smith is more evident, echoing some of his narrative poems such as 'The Nightmare Tarn.'"

I am glad Nitokris was mentioned in this discussion.  We need more of her.  Also, the Sorceress was not intended to be the narrator but it works!

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