Poems by Clark Ashton Smith

Poems by Clark Ashton Smith

Nero, by Clark Ashton Smith

This Rome, that was the toil of many men,
The consummation of laborious years--
Fulfillment's...

Nirvana, by Clark Ashton Smith

Poised as a god whose lone, detachè d post,
A eyrie, pends between the boundary-marks
...

The Refuge of Beauty, by Clark Ashton Smith

From regions of the sun's half-dreamt decay,
All day the cruel rain strikes darkly down;
And ...

Requiescat in Pace, by Clark Ashton Smith

White iris on thy bier,
With the white rose, we strew,
And lotus pale or blue
As moonlight ...

The Retribution, by Clark Ashton Smith

Old Egypt's gods, Osiris, Ammon, Thoth,
Came on my dream in thunder, and their feet
Reveal...

The Return of Hyperion, by Clark Ashton Smith

The dungeon-clefts of Tartarus
Are close beyond the mountains
That are bound like a giant's gir...

Saturn, by Clark Ashton Smith

Now were the Titans gathered round their king
In a waste region slipping toward the verge
Of dr...

Song to Oblivion, by Clark Ashton Smith

Art thou more fair
For all the beauty gathered up in thee,
As gold and gems within some lightl...

White Death, by Clark Ashton Smith

Methought the world was bound with final frost:
The sun, made hueless as with fear and awe,
...