Our silver hull rends the sky
Propellers drilling tunnels through the atmosphere
Gautama floats cross-legged over cumulus fractus
Shiva rides the rainbow
Cthulhu calls down the waterspout
Yeshua walks on the waters
The elements are at war within this ethereal realm
Yet Blake’s angels buoy us up
and we luxuriate in Teutonic splendour
Phoebles don’t touch that it will break …told you
Helios scorched Icarus falls
but the sons of Hermes sail on air
Bleached felines of Duat quiver
For captain America comes
The brown dwarf Nemesis lurks beyond the Oort cloud
waiting on his rightful time
the Merovingian Lizard Kings stir in the House of Snow
Furnaces roar and hammers clash
Titan’s chamber echoes to the clamour of industry
Fata Morgana fashioned in steel and rivets
Mass produced engines of doom
From the bowels of terra
A muscle-bound and fake-tanned Kronstadt sailor in neat air-stewardess uniform, pearl earrings, crew-cut and high heels enters at this moment, pushing a refreshment trolley.
‘Coffee or tea? Pork scratchings?’
‘Tea, please, strong two sugars.’
‘Have you got a latté?’
‘Lapsang Souchong for the pilot?’
‘Americana please, shaken not stirred.’
we happy few
rush towards our wyrd
Do we wish to live forever?
In the name of all things felid, what are we getting ourselves into?
Pass the catnip
Enkidu formed of clay
saliva of Aruru
heed my words
Hold the Mayan Apocalypse – till another day
Ginsbergbear, beat poet
Mid air over Milton Keynes
Dear reader, although the following communication has no relevance in the current adventure it, and Lt Thorvsen’s compliance, are of supreme significance later on. And it was whilst we were in the air over Matlock Bath that Larry entrusted his letter to the Downing Street post box.
Lt Reider Cook Thorvsen
Dear Lt Thorvsen,
On behalf of the people and cats of Britain I would be grateful if you would consider releasing your ship’s dog, Bamse to be temporarily seconded onto the crew of the Spyship Lord Ancaster that is to embark upon a perilous mission in Antarctic waters. The cold weather experience of said St Bernard combined with his exemplary record for reliability and enterprise make him particularly suited to the venture.
We will make every effort to ensure that he is returned in good order at the end of the mission.
British Prime Minister (Acting).