Original Sonnet Cycle by H.P. Lovecraft
Selected poems adapted for music by Alexander Rosetti
It is a certain hour of twilight glooms,
Mostly in autumn, when the star-wind pours
Down hilltop streets, deserted out-of-doors,
But shewing early lamplight from snug rooms.
The dead leaves rush in strange, fantastic twists,
And chimney-smoke whirls round with alien grace,
Heeding geometries of outer space,
While Fomalhaut peers in through southward mists.
This is the hour when moonstruck poets know
What fungi sprout in Yuggoth, and what scents
And tints of flowers fill Nithon’s continents,
Such as in no poor earthly garden blow.
Yet for each dream these winds to us convey,
A dozen more of ours they sweep away!
from Fungi From Yuggoth
released September 8, 2013
Alexandra Haines, soprano
Allison Kraus, flute
Rachel Schlesinger, english horn
Kelly Sadwin, violin
Ben Sharrin, cello
Andrew Hedge, percussion
Mengfei Xu, piano
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