Party Of The Blue August Moon
The evening of the Party was as perfectly
temperate as the atmosphere of Dreams
which one rarely notices to be sultry or frigid.
The Theme of the Party was the word, ‘Filthy’
which meant there were lots of people dressed
in their best Slum-wear, Hobo Clowns, Bums,
Only a few bothered to look up the word
and its Thesauric variations, but they took those
to heart and they were truly abhorrent,
despicable, loathsome, obnoxious, reprehensible,
repugnant, vile and wretched.
A person named Simon was intoning from the
Necronomicon, not your usual Party trick,
“In the Time before Time, in the Age before
the Heaven and Earth were put in their places...”
When a great cacophony of Seagulls, Dogs &
Sirens broke in from the Outside
The notions of a Hovering Snake-Curse and the weird
endless rhythm of distant Indian drums formed a bad
combination which any added element of the bizarre
went far to render the event utterly unendurable.
It didn’t help that the Alcohol was flowing freely
and the Red Lights of the ancient Wurlitzer
bathed everyone in their lurid glow.
There were 3 Punch Bowls full of Service Punch,
Charles Dickens Punch and a third unremembered Punch
as well as Wine and a home-made golden Absinthe,
so the cavorting crowd were truly lunatics tonight
under the influence of the huge Blue August Moon.
---Purple Mark, 09/01/2012
- ”The notions of a hovering snake-curse and the weird, endless rhythm of the distant Indian drums formed a bad combination which any added element of the bizarre went far to render utterly unendurable.” H.P. Lovecraft. ‘The Curse of Yig.’ The Horror In The Museum & Other Revisions edited by August Derlith. (Ballantine Books, 1970), Page 144.
- “In the time before time, in the age before the heaven and the earth were put in their places,...” edited by Simon, Necronomicon. (Avon Books, 1977), Page 123.
- “Filthy: abhorrent, contemptible, despicable, despisable, detestable, disgusting, Foul, loathsome, lousy, mean², nasty, obnoxious, odious, reprehensible, repugnant, rotten, shabby, sorry, vile, wretched.” Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus. (Berkley Books, 1988).
- “The evening of the party was as perfectly temperate as the atmosphere of dreams, which one rarely notices to be sultry or frigid.” Thomas Ligotti. ‘The Lost Art of Twilight’ Songs Of A Dead Dreamer. (Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1989), Page 142.