Posts Tagged ‘alchemy’

It’s finally supper time,
Our nightly ritual,
The victims are already at the trough,
But I’m missing a vital component,
The broth is incomplete,
This little mandrake,
It’s just the ticket,

This earthy fruit of foulness,
It will sent them careening into fantasy,
A final dream for the little souls,
Hallucinogens to cleanse the pallette,
Before the poison does its deed,
This heathenry,
It shall be akin to sorcery,

Into the soup you go,
Keep it quiet now,
My little botanical homunculus,
Dont reveal yourself to them,
You may appear infantile,
A parody of a child,
But you’re a monster tonight.

Literature is alchemy,
Writing is a form of thaumaturgy,
The mind provides the alkahest,
The hands follow the formula,
The great fire,

The pen is my caduceus,
This desk is my still,
The page a crucible,
The ink is my aqua vitae,
The words are my magnesia,

I reduce the words to flux,
Tear up their humours,
Coagulate the phrases,
Acids and alkalis,
Feelings and thoughts,

Boil down the context,
Mercury gold and silver,
Nouns verbs and adjectives,
Distill the words,
To create a poetic potion,

This great work,
It could be my lapis philosophorum,
My philosophers stone.