Clark Ashton Smith
Clark Ashton Smith Poems
- The Hashish Eater -Or- The Apo...
- Averoigne In Averoigne the enchantress weaves Weird spells ...
- To The Sun Thy light is an eminence unto thee And thou art ...
- Perseus And Medusa I met her mirrored stare: The cycles of ...
- Saturn Now were the Titans gathered round their king In a ...
- Future Pastoral Dearest, today I found A lonely spot, such ...
- Wizard's Love O perfect love, unhoped-for, past despair! I ...
Clark Ashton Smith (January 13, 1893 – August 14, 1961) was a self-educated American poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. He achieved early local recognition, largely through the enthusiasm of George Sterling, for traditional verse in the vein of Swinburne. As a poet, Smith is grouped with the West Coast Romantics alongside Ambrose Bierce, Joaquin Miller, Sterling, Nora May French, and remembered as "The Last of the Great Romantics" and "The Bard of Auburn".
Smith was one of "the big three of Weird Tales, along with Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft", where some readers objected to his morbidness ... more »
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The Hashish Eater -Or- The Apocalypse Of Evil
Bow down: I am the emperor of dreams;
I crown me with the million-colored sun
Of secret worlds incredible, and take
Their trailing skies for vestment when I soar,
Throned on the mounting zenith, and illume
The spaceward-flown horizons infinite.
Like rampant monsters roaring for their glut,
The fiery-crested oceans rise and rise,
By jealous moons maleficently urged
To follow me for ever; mountains horned
With peaks of sharpest adamant, and mawed
With sulphur-lit volcanoes lava-langued,
Usurp the skies with thunder, but in vain;
And continents of ...