Fungi From Yuggoth IV ~ Nyarlathotep

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Original Sonnet Cycle by H.P. Lovecraft
Selected poems adapted for music by Alexander Rosetti

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IV. Nyarlathotep

And at the last from inner Egypt came
The strange dark One to whom the fellahs bowed;
Silent and lean and cryptically proud,
And wrapped in fabrics red as sunset flame.
Throngs pressed around, frantic for his commands,
But leaving, could not tell what they had heard;
While through the nations spread the awestruck word
That wild beasts followed him and licked his hands.

Soon from the sea a noxious birth began;
Forgotten lands with weedy spires of gold;
The ground was cleft, and mad auroras rolled
Down on the quaking citadels of man.
Then, crushing what he chanced to mould in play,
The idiot Chaos blew Earth’s dust away.

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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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