Fungi from Yuggoth

By H. P. Lovecraft



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!

For Howard Phillips Lovecraft *

The pathos of a great moth, beautiful.
      Crushed by the world’s fanatic cruelty,
Drawn ever onward by the mystical,
      Eternal light of unknown fantasy.

— Robert W. Lowndes

See also:

Fungi from Yuggoth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The H.P. Lovecraft Archive

Fungi from Yuggoth by H. P. Lovecraft

The Whisperer in Darkness” by H. P. Lovecraft

Fungi From Yuggoth — The Sonnet Cycle: Contextualized with a Selection of Other Lovecraft Poems, by H. P. Lovecraft, edited and annotated by Finn J. D. John. Corvallis, OR: Pulp-Lit Productions, 2016.

Fungi From Yuggoth | H.P. Lovecraft audiobook, read by G. M. Danielson

* “The Colour Out of Space” by H. P. Lovecraft, pp. 98-115; with “For Howard Phillips Lovecraft” by Robert W. Lowndes, p. 115; in Famous Fantastic Mysteries, vol. III, no. 4, October 1941.

Colavito, Jason. The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2005.

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