What Goes On Out There.....In the glittering gaseous mistsWhat Goes On Out There..... by Chaos5five5
Of great Jupiter, Lord of Planets,
Dwell elegant, sentient tendrils
Which writhe and intertwine
As they sail
In the endless Storm of The Eye...
Amidst the frozen wreaths
That girdle vast Saturn in the Outer
The Cats of Saturn prowl, crystalline
And deadly, their eyes a-glow
As they descend to hunt
On the Moon...
Neptune and Uranus seem to shiver
In their slow somber orbit;
Big as they are, they are afraid,
Dreading the cold dark revenge
That gathers on black Yuggoth,
Whom we foolish Earthlings call
A Cento Poem...It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,A Cento Poem... by Chaos5five5
In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.
A storm was coming, but the winds were still,
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea,
But on the hither side of that loud morn
Came Tristram, saying, "Why skip ye so, Sir Fool?
Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!
You go not till I have set you up a glass where you may see the inmost part of you.
Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell!
By thy hydroptic father catechized,
Thou shalt not live; that I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, and sleep in spite of thunder."
He walked with dreams and darkness, and he found
A doom that ever poised itself to fall---
"The very deep did rot: O Christ!
That ever this should be!
Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs
Upon the slimy sea."
I shook him well from side to side
Until his face was blue:
"Come, tell me how you live," I cried,
"And what it is you do!"
As though he came to kill a cockatrice,
Then, sputtering t