A poem dedicated to an unidentified supernatural entity

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Peter Vorobieff

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Oct 6, 1996, 3:00:00 AM10/6/96
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Several years ago, I managed to buy some papers belonging to
my ancestor, poet Nikolai Turoverov. I gave most of the materials
to my aunt Tatiana Zemskova, who is writing the history of our
family; a few documents I left for myself, including the diaries
of N.T. Recently, browsing through these diaries, I found the
following verse you may find of interest. The handwriting was
not of my ancestor's, and the poem was on a separate sheet that
looked much older than the corresponding part of the diary itself
(1929 - the time Nikolai Turoverov visited Providence, RI).
Another interesting detail is that on the reverse of the sheet
one can distinguish the outline of a cartouche with hieroglyphic
symbols, apparently, the seal of Nitocris.

Shattered altars, fallen thrones
Towers crumbled to dust
In the moon's baneful gleam
Spells of power I intone
Queen of my evil dreams,
Hear the spell I cast

Led by ignorance and hate
They defiled the shrine
Fire was set to struts and beams
The depraved ones broke the gate
Queen of my evil dreams,
Your halls no longer shine

That which can eternal lie
Corruption will not take
Things are not the way they seem
In strange aeons death may die,
Queen of my evil dreams,
Of thee the Arab spake.

Shadows fill the gulfs and caves
Where the undead swarm
Chaos pipes and madness screams
Give the Nameless what It craves
Queen of my evil dreams,
I summon thee, take form!

Vain will be the false ones' ire
Worthless their strife
Thou hast truly crossed the brim
Now take heed to my desire
Queen of my evil dreams,
I want to get a life!


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jam...@spartan.com

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Oct 8, 1996, 3:00:00 AM10/8/96
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I love it!

Now, how about posting this to rec.arts.poems. They need it bad.

James Westbrooks
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