A Fragment of Life

A Fragment of Life
(to Arthur Machen)

. . . for we
Are but mortal and can not see
Nor know what demons lie between
Where misty columns soar unseen
To mark the space where witches roam
While warlocks form their lines to comb
Each nook where human might be screened
And finding one, out march each fiend
With grisley token of the hunt
To cast it by the altar front
Where stand the mouthing Druid priests
Whose forms are those of hellish beasts.

Grady L. McMurtry
(undated; circa 1940s e.v.)

Originally published in Thelema Lodge Calendar, November 1989