IV: Mandragora

by Botanist

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1.
Pagan rite Invoke the gods of the trees Dangling in the boughs Human prey held high Their necks snapped irrevocably Penance for their crimes Atonement for their sins From their death shall spring life Death throes ejaculate From the corpses plummet Into earth imbibe To sow the seed of the nightshade Mandragore arise
2.
Solanaceae Five fused conical flowers Spawning dehiscent capsules Stamens four by four Polyploid chromosomes of twelve Alkaloid Hypogenous synacarp Gynoecium oblique Atropine fate Cut the cord of life Muscarine Ataxia Hyosyamine Atropine anticolingenic Acetylcholine inhibition Ataxia smote Proprioceptive hindrance Tropane Sinoatrial node firing Hypogenous synacarp Gynoecium oblique Atropine fate Death sentence passed Hyoscine Delirium Atropine fate Cut the cord of life Muscarine Ataxia
3.
"The Budding Dawn is war And war requires soldiers Soldiers to bring about The apocalypse of man" "Seek the briony root And raise the mandrake legion" Where fetus rests 'Neath the hanged corpse Vernal equinox await Upon the day of the moon, disinter Confide on a field of human death Within the tombs of men Amongst sepulchral remains Fetus holy place "The Budding Dawn is war And war requires soldiers Soldiers to bring about The apocalypse of man"
4.
Gestation in womb complete From mausoleum unearthed Conjuration's final phase Shrieking horror to cleanse the earth In bovine lactose drown Faunal sacrifice Of chiroptera three Magic philter source of life From wax to wane Human figure root Drink deep At satiety's end Before hearth ablaze Crackling flames Verbena fire's warmth Mandragora awake
5.
Behold, the Mandragora Progeny of man Now the engine of its demise Mankind's ashes Apocalypse feed Each corpse give rise Wailing horror Mandrake legion Shrieking soldiers amass Extermination cries piercing Wiping clean the earth Behold, the Mandragora Progeny of man
6.
Fabiodeae Styphnolobium Doppelganger Sophora Tetraptera Calia amyloid Within its veins Rapidly coursing Arabinogalactans Gum plant constituent Monosacharride salve Seal the gashes in your flesh To man, anathema Polyneuropathic touch Ruptured spleen Hemoptysis Arrhythmic curse Petechial hemorrhage Pupuric emission Macroglossia Choke on your own flesh Fabiodeae Styphnolobium Doppelganger Sophora Tetraptera
7.
Mountainous epiphyte On cork bark grows Oblong pseudobulbs fusiform Aromatic sweetness Fills the air Atop inriflorence coriacious Tubular sheath subtended Solitary glaucous leaf epical Rhyncholaelia Glauca Noble orchidaceae Gravid waxy substance On flowers long-lived Bright rays of the sun Resplendent laelia Within clement climes Thriving orchidaceae

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released February 13, 2013

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Post-black metal worship of the Natural world. Enter the Verdant Realm.

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