There are many roads to Carcosa. Some are paved with good intentions. Others with yellow brick. Some are familiar shortcuts. Many take a winding, even scenic route. Once you arrive you never really leave. Or perhaps Carcosa never leaves you.
Back in 2014, Edward Morris contacted me to ask me about using the illustration for “If Company Should Come” in a collection of his short stories. I said yes and offered to illustrate another story of his choice. Below is the illustration for that story – “To Walk the Night”.
Both stories (and illustrations) were included in the ebook edition of CARCOSA TENEMENT BLUES. The book, unfortunately, seems to be out of print – a weird thing since it’s an ebook. It was never “printed” as such. It did get a glowing review on Amazon.
- Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
- Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
- Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
- Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in