Thursday, May 24, 2012

DWELLER

DWELLER
"It had been old when Babylon was new;
None knows how long it slept beneath that mound,
Where in the end our questing shovels found
Its granite blocks and brought it back to view.
There were vast pavements and foundation-walls,
And crumbling slabs and statues, carved to shew
Fantastic beings of some long ago
Past anything the world of man recalls.

And then we saw those stone steps leading down
Through a choked gate of graven dolomite
To some black haven of eternal night
Where elder signs and primal secrets frown.
We cleared a path—but raced in mad retreat
When from below we heard those clumping feet."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Fungi From Yuggoth


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    1. thanks man! this one was actually inspired by looking at a pitcher plant...

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    2. Now that you mention it, I can totally see the inspiration. Nice monster!

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  2. This reminds me of old weird finnish language bible translation circa 1938 that had trolls wandering ruins of Babylon.

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