Demon Worlds

Demon Worlds

There are worlds without suns, demon haunted worlds
plunged in perpetual night. — Isha Upanishad, v.3

Weird worlds pushing the envelope
Beyond conception, without hope.

Here’s a landscape, moon enchanted,
Swoon inducing, demon haunted,
Where life’s the milk and death the cream
Churning the shadow vats of dream.

You see in Rorschach clouded skies
Some long lost lover’s darklashed eyes:
And when the veils of evening fall
You see her long legs creepycrawl
Like amorous spiders up the wall.

And passing down a haunted street
You hear the metronomic beat
Of her panther padded feet.

Then by the river you contrive
With magic mushrooms to revive
This dead love from some former life.

And down the stream a jetblack swan
Now brings your sweetheart all aswoon
To you, on the ghostly river’s rim.

And here two slugs of semen swim,
Fat imps of Satan lost to sun
Where the wailing waters run.

And suddenly your hand’s a cup—
You bend and scoop one slimeball up
And like an idiot blink your eyes
At the beastie in surprise,

Trying your best to understand
Why this hellseed’s in your hand—
This horrorblob with bubblefroth
Around its screaming monster mouth.

“Your love,” it shrieks, “is dead and gone
Because of what you have just done!
You’ve lost the moon, you’ve lost the sun!
You’ve lost the plot, you’ve lost the lot—

And the devil and I have won!”

youtube presentation: Demon Worlds
(Recited  by Patrick Willis, no longer available).  
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8 thoughts on “Demon Worlds

  1. I second that motion. And yes indeed, music would go long way with this poem. It will bring it to life and give it more emotional impact.

    Sometimes we get wrapped up with other things in our life, we fail to fully appreciate art, poetry, and music. Dalwyn Henshall is right, and on the money.

    I read some where, way back,if you want to rinse and sooth your soul, read poetry and list to music.

    Your never know. Perhaps, a singer out there will take an interest in this. -:)

  2. @ Dalwyn Henshall

    Many thanks. I am flattered by your interest.

    I am about to gift the copyright of all my poems to a Palestinian charity, so they will own all the legal rights to these poems. However, if you are setting my poems to music on a non-commercial basis, I have no objections to your doing this — provided I am credited with the authorship of the poems.

    You will note that four of my poems, including “Demon Worlds”, have already been made into YouTube videos by performance artist Patrick Willis. He has recited the poems to beautiful background music and provided a slideshow of pictures to go with the words. This was okay as far as I was concerned: (1) because I was credited with the authorship of the poems, and (b) because there was no money involved.

    If you wish to do YouTube videos of my poems, feel free to do so, but my name ought to be mentioned at the beginning, clearly and in large letters — as in the Patrick Willis videos — so that people can then link to this website.

    Please drop me a line at my private email address — darkmoon@darkmoon.me — and let me know what you have in mind. Or write to me here if you prefer.

  3. “Hoffwn siarad a nifer o hen gyfeillion a bu’n agos iawn i mi unwaith ac a hoffai, efallai, adfer y cysylltiad.”

    Well, well, what a surprise! An Anglo-Welsh music graduate of Bangor University? It’s a small world! Some of my happiest days were spent in Wales at St David’s College, Lampeter. And my father once had close contact with CWK Mundle, Professor of Philosophy at Bangor, who was also (I believe) into psychical research.

    You write about yourself:

    “Most emphatically anti-avant-garde, stylistically speaking, his music has grown from the still hugely meaningful mainstream tonal traditions of European music and deliberately eschews empty, sterile, vacuous and posturing modernism.”

    This comment disposes me favourably towards you. There’s nothing I personally abhor more than the remorseless pursuit of the avant-garde — always the last resort of charlatans. If you have time, please read my article “The Plot against Art”. You will see that all that I have said there about the decline and fall of art applies equally to music.

    “Since Darwin and Freud, there has been a complete “revaluation of all values.” Everything has been turned upside down. We can mostly attribute this parlous state of affairs to the machinations of organized Jewry, in particular to a group of revolutionary thinkers known as the Frankfurt School. (For a detailed introduction to the ideas of these neo-Freudian Marxists, most of whom were Jewish refugees from Hitler’s Germany who fled to America, see Chapter 5 of Kevin MacDonald’s The Culture of Critique).

    Just as one of these Frankfurters, Theodor Adorno, set out to destroy Western music, assuring the world that atonal music was a good thing because it was discordant and ugly, others in the group set out to destroy art and push it to its reductio ad absurdum: lights going on and off in an empty room, unmade beds with condoms and bloodstained panties strewn around, and sealed cans containing the artist’s own excrement.”

    http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2009/09/the-plot-against-art-part-1/

    I have long wanted to write an essay entitled “The Plot against Music”, and in fact was urged to do so by several musicians who had become disillusioned with modern classical music, but I was unable to do so. This is because I lack sufficient musical knowledge.

    Basically, I am a traditionalist poet. I believe passionately in rhyme and metre. Unless a poem is rooted in musicality, it does nothing for me. Poems in free verse (i.e., chopped-up prose) generally leave me cold unless they are written by geniuses like TS Eliot.

    It is fashionable nowadays to despise AE Housman as a poet, but I personally think highly of Housman and note that his exquisite lyrics have often been set to music. My own poems are made for music also. I know that. I have been waiting for some musician to show an interest in them and put them to music. Many of them are songs. And some of them, like “Magic Kingdom”, have an incantantory quality and require the full musical treatment.

  4. @Lasha

    I have long wanted to write an essay entitled “The Plot against Music”, and in fact was urged to do so by several musicians who had become disillusioned with modern classical music, but I was unable to do so. This is because I lack sufficient musical knowledge.

    I highly recommend Dionysos Rising: The Birth of Cultural Revolution Out of the Spirit of Music by E Michael Jones. I know you’ve read several of his books, but maybe not this one. Like all of Jones’s work it is thoroughly researched, cogently reasoned, and beautifully written. I think you and Jones, in fact, make an ideal “Cultural Warrior” pair.

  5. @Lasha

    “I have long wanted to write an essay entitled “The Plot against Music”, and in fact was urged to do so by several musicians who had become disillusioned with modern classical music, but I was unable to do so. This is because I lack sufficient musical knowledge.”

    I highly recommend Dionysos Rising: The Birth of Cultural Revolution Out of the Spirit of Music, by E Michael Jones.

    I know you’ve read several of his books, but maybe not this one. Like all of Jones’s work it is thoroughly researched, cogently reasoned, and beautifully written. I think you and Jones, in fact, make an ideal “Cultural Warrior” pair.

    1. Thanks, Darrell. For some reason, your comment ended up in spam. Hence the delay in posting it. Sorry about this.

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