Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Asathoth, liorish Lovecraft


Tra haink shenn-eash er y teihll, as skeill yindys magh ass aigney deiney; tra ren caayryn lheeah sheeyney seose da’n speyr yaaghagh nyn dooryn graney groamagh, as ad mooghey dagh ashlish ny greiney ny jeh lheeantyn arree my vlaa; tra ren ynsagh skilley breidey aalinid ny cruinney j’ee, as nagh ghow bardyn arragh arrane agh er conrieught chassit er ny fakin liorish sooillyn goorlagh çhyndaait çheusthie; erreish da ny reddyn shoh çeheet gy-kione, as doghys lambaanagh lheie ersooyl er son dy bragh, ren dooinney dy row jurnaa magh ass bea dys ronsaghey yn ‘eaynid raad va ashlishyn deiney er ngeddyn fastee.

Mychione ennym as oayll y dooinney, s’goan ny ta screeuit; venn adsyn rish y teihll doostee ynrican; agh t’ad gra dy row ad imlagh. S’liooar eh toiggal dy chum eh ayns caayr ard-woallit fo cheeiraght hiast, as tooilleil er fud y laa mastey scaa as corvaal, as çheet thie ‘syn oie da shamyr raad nagh doshil yn uinniag lomarcan er magheryn as keyjlyn, agh er close dullyr fo vlakey dooagh uinniagyn sheer-hreih elley. Trooid yn uinniag shid cha vaik oo agh boallaghyn as uinniagyn, mannagh chroymm magh oo foddey ny keayrtyn as jeeaghyn seose er ny rollageyn beggey hiauill harryd. As er y fa dy nhegin da boallaghyn as uinniagyn lhomey cur dooinney ashlishyn as lioaryn ass e cheayll dy leah, boallagh baghagh ny shamyr shid croymmey magh oie er oie as blakey seose dys geddyn shilley beg er sleig erbee jeh reddyn erskyn y teihll doostee as lheeaghys caayryn ardey. Erreish da bleeantyn ghow eh toshiaght enmyn er ny rollageyn shiaullee y chur, as eiyrt orroo liorish sheiltynys tra snaue ad dy arryssagh ass e hilley; derrey fy-yerrey lheeadee e hastid da ymmodee reayrtyssyn follit harrish oayllys sooilley cadjin. As oie dy row hie çharvaal vooar er tarcheimnaghey, as lhieen y speyr ashlishagh neose da uinniag yn arreyder lomarcan dys covestey marish aer breen ny shamyr as eshyn y ghoaill stiagh ‘sy yindys thanvaneagh echey.

Da’n çhamyr shid haink awinyn feie ny mean-oie phlooreenagh as joan airhey glistral ayndaue; eeiraghyn ooirey as ailey chass magh ass ny h-ard-eaynidyn as ad trome lesh coorane harrish oayllys ny seihill. Gheayrt faarkaghyn cadleenag ayns shid, fo hoilshey greiney nagh vel rieau ny arragh ry-akin ec y tooill, as shimmey doraid whaagh as shee-varrey ny diunidyn do-chooinaghtyn v’ayns ny puill sluggee oc. Ren neuyerrinaght hostagh y dreamyder y hoailley as y heidey ersooyl dy meein, gyn eer bentyn rish y chorp ghob magh dy creoi ass yn uinniag lomarcan; as rish laghyn ass towse imbee deiney ren tidaghyn cruinnaghyn foddey eh y ymmyrkey dy meein da quaiyl ny h-ashlishyn v’eh yeearree orroo; ashlishyn caillt deiney. As rish ymmodee lhingyn daag ad eh, dy meiyghagh, ny chadley er traie ghlass ec irree ny greiney; traie ghlass mastey soar millish blaaghyn-lotus as breck lesh lossreeyn ny folley jiargey.


When age fell upon the world, and wonder went out of the minds of men; when grey cities reared to smoky skies tall towers grim and ugly, in whose shadow none might dream of the sun or of spring’s flowering meads; when learning stripped earth of her mantle of beauty, and poets sang no more save of twisted phantoms seen with bleared and inward-looking eyes; when these things had come to pass, and childish hopes had gone away forever, there was a man who travelled out of life on a quest into the spaces whither the world’s dreams had fled.

Of the name and abode of this man but little is written, for they were of the waking world only; yet it is said that both were obscure. It is enough to know that he dwelt in a city of high walls where sterile twilight reigned, and that he toiled all day among shadow and turmoil, coming home at evening to a room whose one window opened not on the fields and groves but on a dim court where other windows stared in dull despair. From that casement one might see only walls and windows, except sometimes when one leaned far out and peered aloft at the small stars that passed. And because mere walls and windows must soon drive to madness a man who dreams and reads much, the dweller in that room used night after night to lean out and peer aloft to glimpse some fragment of things beyond the waking world and the greyness of tall cities. After years he began to call the slow-sailing stars by name, and to follow them in fancy when they glided regretfully out of sight; till at length his vision opened to many secret vistas whose existence no common eye suspects. And one night a mighty gulf was bridged, and the dream-haunted skies swelled down to the lonely watcher’s window to merge with the close air of his room and make him a part of their fabulous wonder.

There came to that room wild streams of violet midnight glittering with dust of gold; vortices of dust and fire, swirling out of the ultimate spaces and heavy with perfumes from beyond the worlds. Opiate oceans poured there, litten by suns that the eye may never behold and having in their whirlpools strange dolphins and sea-nymphs of unrememberable deeps. Noiseless infinity eddied around the dreamer and wafted him away without even touching the body that leaned stiffly from the lonely window; and for days not counted in men’s calendars the tides of far spheres bare him gently to join the dreams for which he longed; the dreams that men have lost. And in the course of many cycles they tenderly left him sleeping on a green sunrise shore; a green shore fragrant with lotus-blossoms and starred by red camalotes.

Ta'n skeealeen shoh çhyndaait ass Azathoth liorish H P Lovecraft.

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