Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton Smith Poems

601. Future Meeting 4/10/2014
602. Cleopatra 1/28/2014
603. Autumn Orchards 1/21/2014
604. Perseus And Medusa 4/25/2014
605. Wizard's Love 5/17/2014
606. Future Pastoral 4/10/2014
607. The Hashish Eater -Or- The Apocalypse Of Evil 4/10/2014
608. Saturn 4/29/2014
609. To The Sun 5/6/2014
610. Averoigne 1/21/2014

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In Averoigne the enchantress weaves
Weird spells that call a changeling sun,
Or hale the moon of Hecate
Down to the ivy-hooded towers.
At evening, from her nightshade bowers,
The bidden vipers creep, to be
The envoys of her malison;
And philtres drained from tomb-fat leaves
Drip through her silver sieves.

In Averoigne swart phantoms flown
From pestilent moat and stagnant lake
Glide through the garish festival
In torch-lit cities far from time.
Whether for death or birth, the chime
Of changeless bells equivocal
Clangs forth, while carven satyrs ...

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The Absence Of The Muse

O Muse, where loiterest thou? In any land
Of Saturn, lit with moons and nenuphars?
Or in what high metropolis of Mars—
Hearing the gongs of dire, occult command,
And bugles blown from strand to unknown strand
Of continents embattled in old wars
That primal kings began? Or on the bars
Of ebbing seas in Venus, from the sand
Of shattered nacre with a thousand hues,

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