Monday, December 22, 2014

Petty Gods: 8 Translated Chants to the Jale God

8 Translated Chants to the Jale God

1.
Desolation, love, death:
Rough, dead gulls above a storm.

2.
Remember the old ways!
Do not wander a garden path;
All flowers are faceless, dusty doors.

3.
Evil and flying in the sea,
Humming witches within the mist
battle angry ghouls about the shadows.
Alas, alack! The devil continues,
Angry beyond the dreamscape.
The day is green among the bullshit;
Be watchful. A broken promise
Remembers old times.

4.
Black monsoon drums;
the herd, the bones!

5.
She hears each his lies
Coalesce/evaporate
His false shadow, painted skin

6.
Slender beams of light enter
This darkened chamber,
Always lost, always lost,
Always frozen here,
Waiting.

Forms wrought in panes of glass loom
As dust dances in air,
Searing a secret skin.

A rock gnome's face
Rails against
An impassive truth.

7.
We each cut feasts
Even through absence;
Beauty is but a lie:
Black impairs him not.

8.
The erosion of everything alabaster:
Clutter of green leaves,
Cirrus of nebulae,
Jets of gas aflame,
Flower petals—
Formless scud feathers formless sky.