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The King in Yellow

"Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa."

The King in Yellow -- Robert W. Chambers
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IggyHazard's avatar

The King in Yellow is a tragic figure. His goal is to rebuild his lost civilization. The tricky part is figuring out a way to do so without resorting to "imperialism" (for lack of a better term). Oh, and the color yellow is probably his world's equivalent to our purple (since it's associated with royalty).

KaitlinHoward's avatar
gorgeous. Also one of my favorite poems!
but the Demoiselle d'Ys is my all time favorite 
artytoit's avatar
Art that makes your eyes and mind work. Love it.
albatrash's avatar
That is very good. 
Huh; thought I'd faved this already!
Colrres's avatar
I love Lovecraft,I love your work, I subscribe
I imagined it as the entity beign the center of a universe and its clothes extending as a fractal filling the remainder of the universe
Hardwing's avatar
All bow to him!

Fuzzonix-x7's avatar
Beyond fantastic, and absurd detail! (That be good)

Also the poem is very nice and eerie ^^
sevenofeleven's avatar
Carcosa, Carcosa.
What a strange terrible place!
Even though I'm drawn to it, I must not come no closea.

DewDragonDesigns's avatar
Wow, I love how framed in this piece is with all the foliage around~
Krezmick's avatar
Very cool, idk whats going on in the background but I like it.
gkarlives's avatar
This is really, really awesome.
ZTheDocMain's avatar
have you seen the yellow sign?
DieHohepriesterin's avatar
Oh I really like this :)
atram95's avatar
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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