Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Letters of Nosferatu

The Letters of Nosferatu

All the blogosphere bogeymen
And creepy online Orloks—

Constantly at the mercy of Murnau’s
Magical syntax and seminal semantics

What language does Orlok write
To his victims—do the rats understand?

Is it telepathic—these ancient symbols?
Like dreams instantaneously decadent?

Does Renfield in the insane asylum?
The maddening ship plague-bound?

Understand these Balkan runes?
Scribbled in the letters & contract?

Between Count Orlok—ratty Renfield?
Translating into—Night of the Living Dead?

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