Friday, August 20, 2010

Memory



H. P. Lovecraft turns 120 years old today. Looking out over gray the rooftops of a murky Seattle summer morning confirms my inspiration to read as much Lovecraft as possible today (though most days involve dipping into his writings at least once). Shadow Over Innsmouth? Thanks for the years of reading pleasure and life inspiration, Mr Lovecraft, your influence lives and gains strength with each passing year.
This anniversary of the beloved master of the Weird inspired me to post this illustration of the 1919 prose poem Memory. I am entertaining the idea of making letterpress chapbooks of H. P.'s prose poems, for which I have a strong fondness.