A Brumalian Wish

A Brumalian Wish

A Brumalian Wish – a festive render inspired by the eponymous Yuletide poem by H. P. Lovecraft, who is hopefully recognisable in the picture:

A Brumalian Wish

From the damnable shadows of madness,
From the corpse-ridden hollow of Weir,
Comes a horrible message of gladness,
And a ghost-guided poem of cheer –
And a gloom-spouting pupil of Poe sends the pleasantest wish of the year!

May the ghouls of the neighboring regions,
And the curs├ęd necrophagous things,
Lay aside their dark habits in legions,
For the bliss that Brumalia brings –
And may Druids innum’rable bless thee, as they dance on the moor’s fairy-rings!

So, Galba, may pleasures attend thee
Thro’ all thy bright glorious days;
May the world and the mighty commend thee,
And the cosmos resound with thy praise –
And may all future ages be brilliant with the light of thine intellect’s rays!

(Set to music by the HPL Historical Society on their excellent “An Even Scarier Solstice” CD)

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