On First Looking into Lovecraft's Homer
March 28, 2011 9:32 AM   Subscribe

A Cyclops' cave the wanderers brave
And find much milk & cheese
But as they eat, foul death they meet
For them doth Cyclops seize.

From The Young Folks' Ulysses [PDF], by H. Lovecraft, poet, aged seven. One of the "freely available editions of obscure, outlandish and otherwise outré works of semi-fine literature" from the electric publishing wing of kobek.com.
posted by Iridic (8 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I was hoping for more maddening, eldritch horror in the Scylla and Charybdis section.
posted by Bromius at 10:00 AM on March 28, 2011

"Who's that?" Bloom thought, "She seems quite hot,
But O! It seems she's lame.
Still, 'tis exotic; thus erotic;
I'd bang her all the same."

Then back from Gerty acting flirty,
To Martha thoughts returned.
A well-filled hose? Bloom's cyclops rose,
And oh his loins, they burned!

Interesting stuff, thanks.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:01 AM on March 28, 2011 [6 favorites]

His swineheard first then his old nurse
Do recognise him well

Lovecraft was once accused of being a bad poet. He responded that the critic had clearly not read his work, or he would call Lovecraft no kind of poet at all. Good to see Howard got an early start on that....

(To be fair, the drinking song in "The Tomb" is pretty rockin' ("Better under the table than under the ground!") and some of his short Christmas poems are rather sweet.

Further into the site, The Oldest History of the World Discovered by Occult Science in Detroit, Michigan by Benny Evangelist is quite the thing.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:17 AM on March 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

This is pretty good for a 7 year old.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 11:27 AM on March 28, 2011

Ambition is one thing Lovecraft always had in spades.
posted by absalom at 1:43 PM on March 28, 2011

posted by Joakim Ziegler at 1:49 PM on March 28, 2011 [2 favorites]

(There, got that out of the way for this post.)
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 1:50 PM on March 28, 2011

Good work killing the thread, there.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:41 AM on March 29, 2011

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