The Four Winds – Aleister Crowley

The South wind said to the palms: My lovers sing me psalms; But are they as warm as those That Laylah’s lover knows? The North…

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The Garden of Janus – Aleister Crowley

I The cloud my bed is tinged with blood and foam. The vault yet blazes with the sun Writhing above the West, brave hippodrome Whose…

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The Four Winds – Aleister Crowley

The South wind said to the palms: My lovers sing me psalms; But are they as warm as those That Laylah’s lover knows? The North…

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The Five Adorations – Aleister Crowley

I praise Thee, God, whose rays upstart beneath the Bright and Morning Star: Nowit asali fardh salat assobhi allahu akbar. I praise Thee, God, the…

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The Disciples – Aleister Crowley

“To Lionel Engers-Kennedy: to the memory of Hargrave Jennings: and to A. C. W. G. and H. E. H.” Beneath the vine tree and the…

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The Buddhist – Aleister Crowley

There never was a face as fair as yours, A heart as true, a love as pure and keen. These things endure, if anything endures….

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The Buddhist – Aleister Crowley

There never was a face as fair as yours, A heart as true, a love as pure and keen. These things endure, if anything endures….

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The Atheist – Aleister Crowley

Nor thou, Habib, nor I are glad, when rosy limbs and sweat entwine; But rapture drowns the sense and self, the wine the drawer of…

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Thanatos Basileos – Aleister Crowley

The serpent dips his head beneath the sea His mother, source of all his energy Eternal, thence to draw the strength he needs On earth…

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Prologue to Rodin in Rime – Aleister Crowley

To Kathleen- Nor I can give, nor you can take; endures The simple truth of me that is yours. Is not the music mingled with…

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Power – Aleister Crowley

The mighty sound of forests murmuring In answer to the dread command; The stars that shudder when their king extends his hand, His awful hand…

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Pan to Artemis – Aleister Crowley

Uncharmable charmer Of Bacchus and Mars In the sounding rebounding Abyss of the stars! O virgin in armour, Thine arrows unsling In the brilliant resilient…

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Optimist – Aleister Crowley

Kill off mankind, And give the Earth a chance! Nature might find In her inheritance The seedlings of a race Less infinitely base. ~ Optimist…

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The Wizard Way – Aleister Crowley

[Dedicated to General J.C.F. Fuller] Velvet soft the night-star glowed Over the untrodden road, Through the giant glades of yew Where its ray fell light…

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The Twins – Aleister Crowley

[Dedicated to Austin Osman Spare] Have pity ! show no pity ! Those eyes that send such shivers Into my brain and spine : oh…

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The Titanic – Aleister Crowley

Forth flashed the serpent streak of steel, Consummate crown of man’s device; Down crashed upon an immobile And brainless barrier of ice. Courage! The grey…

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The Tent – Aleister Crowley

Only the stars endome the lonely camp, Only the desert leagues encompass it; Waterless wastes, a wilderness of wit, Embattled Cold, Imagination’s Cramp. Now were…

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The Rose and the Cross – Aleister Crowley

Out of the seething cauldron of my woes, Where sweets and salt and bitterness I flung; Where charmed music gathered from my tongue, And where…

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The Quest – Aleister Crowley

A part, immutable, unseen, Being, before itself had been, Became. Like dew a triple queen Shone as the void uncovered: The silence of deep height…

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The Priestess of Panormita – Aleister Crowley

Hear me, Lord of the Stars! For thee I have worshipped ever With stains and sorrows and scars, With joyful, joyful endeavour. Hear me, O…

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The Pentagram – Aleister Crowley

[Dedicated to George Raffalovich] In the Years of the Primal Course, in the dawn of terrestrial birth, Man mastered the mammoth and horse, and Man…

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The Neophyte – Aleister Crowley

To-night I tread the unsubstantial way That looms before me, as the thundering night Falls on the ocean: I must stop, and pray One little…

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The Mantra-Yoga – Aleister Crowley

I How should I seek to make a song for thee When all my music is to moan thy name? That long sad monotone –…

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The Ladder – Aleister Crowley

[Dedicated to K.M.Ward] “I will arise and go unto my father” MALKUTH Dark, dark all dark! I cower, I cringe. Only ablove me is a…

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The Interpreter – Aleister Crowley

Mother of Light, and the Gods! Mother of Music, awake! Silence and speech are at odds; Heaven and Hell are at stake. By the Rose…

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The Hermit – Aleister Crowley

AN ATTACK ON BARBERCRAFT [Dedicated to George Cecil Jones] At last an end of all I hoped and feared! Muttered the hermit through his elfin…

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On – On – Poet – Aleister Crowley

I to the open road, You to the hunchbacked street – Which of us two Shall the earlier rue That day we chanced to meet?…

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Lyric of Love to Leah – Aleister Crowley

Come, my darling, let us dance To the moon that beckons us To dissolve our love in trance Heedless of the hideous Heat & hate…

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Long Odds – Aleister Crowley

How many million galaxies there are Who knows? and each has countless stars in it, And each rolls through eternities afar Beneath the threshold of…

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Logos – Aleister Crowley

Out of the night forth flamed a star -mine own! Now seventy light-years nearer as I urge Constant my heart through the abyss unknown, Its…

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Linoz Isidoz – Aleister Crowley

Lo! I lament. Fallen is the sixfold Star: Slain is Asar. O twinned with me in the womb of Night! O son of my bowels…

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La Gitana – Aleister Crowley

Your hair was full of roses in the dewfall as we danced, The sorceress enchanting and the paladin entranced, In the starlight as we wove…

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Independence – Aleister Crowley

Come to my arms — is it eve? is it morn? Is Apollo awake? Is Diana reborn? Are the streams in full song? Do the…

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Hymn to Pan – Aleister Crowley

Thrill with lissome lust of the light, O man ! My man ! Come careering out of the night Of Pan ! Io Pan ….

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Hymn to Lucifer – Aleister Crowley

Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act? Without its climax, death, what savour hath Life? an impeccable machine, exact He paces an…

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Happy Dust – Aleister Crowley

For Margot Snow that fallest from heaven, bear me aloft on thy wings To the domes of the star-girdled Seven, the abode of ineffable things,…

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Elegy – Aleister Crowley

Here rests beneath this hospitable spot A youth to flats and flatties not unknown. The Plymouth Brethren gave it to him hot; Trinity, Cambridge, claimed…

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Dumb – Aleister Crowley

Gabriel whispered in mine ear His archangelic poesie. How can I write? I only hear The sobbing murmur of the sea. Raphael breathed and bade…

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Dionysus – Aleister Crowley

I bring ye wine from above, From the vats of the storied sun; For every one of yer love, And life for every one. Ye…

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Colophon – Aleister Crowley

TO LAYLAH EIGHT-AND-TWENTY Lamp of living loveliness, Maid miraculously male, Rapture of thine own excess Blushing through the velvet veil Where the olive cheeks aglow…

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Boo to Buddha – Aleister Crowley

So it is eighteen years, Helena, since we met! A season so endears, Nor you nor I forget The fresh young faces that once clove…

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Ave Adonai – Aleister Crowley

[Dedicated to G. M. Marston] Pale as the night that pales In the dawn’s pearl-pure pavillion, I wait for thee, with my dove’s breast Shuddering,…

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Au Bal – Aleister Crowley

[Dedicated to Horace Sheridan-Bickers] A vision of flushed faces, shining limbs, The madness of the music that entrances All life in its delirium of dances!…

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Athor and Asar – Aleister Crowley

[Dedicated to Frank Harris, editor of Vanity Fair] On the black night, beneath the winter moon, I clothed me in the limbs of Codia, Swooning…

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At Sea – Aleister Crowley

As night hath stars, more rare than ships In ocean, faint from pole to pole, So all the wonder of her lips Hints her innavigable…

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At Bordj-an-Nus – Aleister Crowley

El Arabi! El Arabi! Burn in thy brilliance, mine own! O Beautiful! O Barbarous! Seductive as a serpent is That poises head and hood, and…

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Arhan – Aleister Crowley

When the chill of earth black-breasted is uplifted at the glance Of the red sun million-crested, and the forest blossoms dance With the light that…

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An Oath – Aleister Crowley

(An Oath wrtitten during the Dawn Meditation) Aiwaz! Confirm my troth with thee ! my will inspire With secret sperm of subtle, free, creating Fire!…

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Adela – Aleister Crowley

Jupiter Mars P Moon VENEZIA, “May” 19″th”, 1910. Jupiter’s foursquare blaze of gold and blue Rides on the moon, a lilac conch of pearl, As…

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A Birthday – Aleister Crowley

“Aug.” 10, 1911. Full moon to-night; and six and twenty years Since my full moon first broke from angel spheres! A year of infinite love…

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