The Golden Rose
Anyone here has any information of this huge and (seemingly) unpublished collection of poetry? Red Flame Desk Reference only has the poem with this title, but it seems there are dozens of poems dedicated to Hilarion? I am not sure. I would highly appreciate any information. As well as future publishing from the copyright owners please.
Thanks in advance
Best bet would be The HRC:
The Golden Rose, nd, typescript with revisions, 134pp
From what I understand Hymenaeus Beta has already prepared a copy of the Golden Rose for publication. Unfortunately he was doing so around the same time that I was too!
It will be a pleasure to see this lyric cycle in print in any case. It is a great book of poems. The "when" is the question - I have no idea what his time table is to publish it.
Frater Hymenaeus Beta and David Tibet are collaborating on a limited edition of The Golden Rose, to be published by Durtro, whose recent edition of Ligotti short stories was a very impressive production.
I've had the opportunity to view preliminary proofs -- there's some wonderful poetry in this impressive volume.
I'll post one of the poems here in a day or two...
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Members can download a sample page from the advance proofs here:
All rights are reserved by the copyright holder: further reproduction is forbidden.
It's a lovely poem, by one of the most shamefully underrated English-language poets...
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THAT is a "Whole Lotta Love."
Seriously, the verse is both beautiful and sublime.
It also causes a small twinge for how things would ultimately turn out.
Yes, wow! Thats very lovely and a bit sad actually. The love is so strong and present but knowing how it all turns out in the end...their lives together in general (alcohol and drug abuse..divorce), well it's very sad. Err, so basically what Kyle said, lol.
I'll look forward to the publications with great interest.
Thanks for posting the link Paul.
The Golden Rose was written under the inspiration of Jeanne Robert Foster, Hilarion. Their life together was moderately turbulent but mercifully brief! Actually, Jeanne seemed to come out of the whole experience rather well. And she lived on until 1970, when she died at the age of ninety-one.
On another level, of course, Crowley put Frater Achad's arrival on the scene indirectly down to their romance.
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Arghh! Massive oversight on my part. "Rose" locked into my head as Kelly and I actually read Kym the poem under this mis-assumption! How embarassing! 😳
Cool news. I am really looking forward to that. The very day I laid my eyes on some of these poems I am informed about the forthcoming publishing.
Let's see if it works once more: I'd like to have some info on the mysterious "Book of Oaths" ("Collected Letters", "Equinox 3-2", "Collected diaries in 6 volumes" etc.). AS WELL AS FUTURE PUBLISHING FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNERS!
Richard Kaczynski finished editing Sword of Song quite some time ago (2 years?), so maybe it will be out this year.
Also on Dr. K's website he also mentions that he and Hymenaeus Beta have a new edition of Crowley on Drugs in preparation.
I have also heard rumors that many of the ex-New Falcon books should start showing up at the end of the year. (Maybe a full version of Magick without Tears?????)
Hi, regarding poems in "The Golden Rose" six first appeared in 'The International' : 'Seket' & 'Hymn (from Baudelaire)' in Nov. 1917 - 'A Riddle' in Dec. 1917 - 'Love-Lies-Bleeding' in Jan. 1918 - 'Knight-Errant' in March 1918 - 'Le Sacrament' in April 1918. These can all be found in: "The International Magazine Excerpts" Stella Visions San Francisco 1986. Four verses of the poem 'At Big Trees, Santa Cruz' can be found in "The Confessions" Cape 1969 & reprints, on pages 771/2. Two verses of another poem are on page 773.
Happy 2010 e. v. to all. Nick.
Continuing with the biblio-geek stream .... publication of the book was announced by Temple Press in the UK in the late 1980s, but it never appeared.
A bootleg edition of this title was offered on Ebay in October 2007, however I understand that only a few copies were actually issued. This version seems to have been based on a preliminary draft of HB's typesetting, although I believe that this was completely unauthorised.