Black star

This is The Order of Eternal Tranquility’s credo, for intimate devotion within the chapel ~*~*~*~ Singular destiny of life is death. Each earthly specimen supports this truth. Conveyance plods, inex’rable from birth, To culmination foreordained: last breath. Though obvious, most…


Recruiting

Order of Eternal Tranquility leader Brother Dvi tasked his second in command Reverend Terrapin to bring in converts. This is one of Terrapin’s outreach pieces. ~*~*~*~ We’re all alone (We all are one) We’re all alone (We all are one)…


Brother Dvi in the pulpit

Bother Dvi addresses his congregation with a mixture of charismatic conviction and unhinged exhortation. Having often witnessed the performances, Reverend Terrapin captures a representation of his leader’s mental state. Words and music: Trevor Tunnacliffe & Peter Ed Aught ~*~*~*~ It…


Baptism

When the recruits are ready, they are taken to the water’s edge for baptism. The congregation sets up a solemn noise in anticipation of the neophytes’ immersion. Words and music: Trevor Tunnacliffe & Peter Ed Aught ~*~*~*~ Rise up, rise…


Taking the sacrament

New recruits are invited to affirm their commitment to the Order of Eternal Tranquility in a devout ceremony that includes ingesting the sacred wafer. ~*~*~*~*~ Look up into the clear, vast, moonless night And feel the yearning well up from…


Smulkin

A light instrumental ~*~*~*~ Finn Manniche – baritone guitar, guitar Nina Horvath – keys Trevor Tunnacliffe – bass Buff Allen – drums


Hovel

Ferocious sky bears down with hurtled spray. It’s folly to proceed. Abandon course, You can’t endure the frowning tempest’s force. Ditch into hole, let all else wash away. But coiling tight against the elements’ Rough brunt is worse. By shunning…


Cat’s perfume

My wool and silk disguise the she-wolf hid within. With granny cap and lendings, sheath the wild and raw, Tuck in protruding nose and ears, conceal the curves. Retreat from glaring eyes and curiosity Spare those who cannot help but…


Old knight

Oppression of maturity: the taunt To nurture radiance of glory past, Distend and burnish reputation’s breast. Within rust armour, withered flesh is gaunt. Luscious relief to shrug, at last, the yoke; Unto our progeny bequeath. Set free, Witness inert, while…


Home

Exiled, as the day snuffs out, Cling to smoking sunset ember Against the long, lone dark to come. Seek some hovel, yearn for home Through the tyranny of the night. Home is restful, A comfort, and furthermore: It draws you…