Nothing's Boy

Lyrics: Ken Nordine
Music: [none]

Recited by Ken Nordine during the "space" section of the Grateful Dead's performance on 11 March 1993. The first half of the extract below is from the Rubayyat of Omar Khayyam. The second is "Nothing's Boy", recorded by H.P.Lovecraft.

I sometimes think there never blows so red
The rose as where some buried Caesar bled
That every hyacinth the garden wears
Dropped in its lap from some once-lovely head

Many times I think of myself as nothing's boy
Who climbs the spirals of his light
His heretic tic-tock muscle measuring
In its closed circle
His blood's unfree flowing
Ups will bring him down
To the clouds of zero
     Date Album Recorded By
     1968 H.P.Lovecraft II H.P.Lovecraft


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