Issue 55 – The Hollow Earth

Hollow Earth entry:
Hidden polar openings
or through volcanoes

By DS Davidson

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All those Inner Earths,
concentric circles smaller
and smaller till nil

By David Edwards

Subterra; or, I Dream of Agartha
By Harris Coverley

I’ll believe as soon
This whole earth may be bor’d, and that the moon
May through the centre creep, and so displease
Her brother’s noontide with the Antipodes.”

Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III

Last night
Yet again
I dreamed of Agartha
Realm of realms
Beneath the outer shell of our Earth

Layers within layers
Planets within planets
Crusts within crusts

And between those rotating shells of the Earths
That race of giants are swinging
From enormous tree
To enormous tree
The vines of tensile steel

Our antediluvian brethren
A hundred feet high
Eyes like moons
Teeth like boulders
And minds of infinite
And perennial wisdom

Amongst the ruins of Hyperborea
Lost to our own exterior senses
When Man divided from Man
And our ancestors crept out
Through the frozen wastes
And on to the surface world

The great giants moving ever deeper
And downwards
Towards the eternal inner sun
That gives its immortalising glare

And all it takes
Is dream to join them
Ever so briefly…

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Hollow Earth Adventures
By DJ Tyrer

Beneath ersatz miniature sun
Hyperborean heroes long lost
To the pit below the Northern Lights
Quest through antediluvian ruins
And tree-fern jungles damp
Secret dwelling places of dragons
Thunder-lizards and other primordial life
Swordsmen, rogues, sorcerer-scientists
Seeking plunder, forgotten knowledge
Keen blade in one hand
Atomic pistol in the other
One final exultation of elder days
Ground to dust beyond myth
Upon the long-lost surface world

DJ Tyrer’s Supertrump and A Wuhan Whodunnit are available for free download

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Whence Hollow Earth’s illumination?
Mineral radiation?
Gaseous irruption?
Luciferian vegetation?
Riparian lava inundation?
Of all these, luminescent reflection
in geometric progression?

By David Edwards

underground ocean
playful plesiosaurs prey
on prehistoric remnants
surface explorers sail it
provide unusual repast

By DS Davidson

The Life Within Earth
By K. A. Williams

Subterranean
Ancient life flourishes here
Luminescent plants
Prehistoric man
Found passage through volcanoes
Survived the Ice Age
Flora and fauna
Untouched by chaos above
War does not threaten

Scifaiku and Haiku: A Poetry Collection – K. A. Williams

Limericks and Other Humorous Poems – K. A. Williams

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