Remembrance

Clark Ashton Smith

Memory has in fee
A land where fallen suns
Illume the light and fragile bronze
Of autumn leaves unchangingly.
Memory has in fee
A land of fallen suns.

Memory knows the face
Of one who wanders there,
Tranquil and tall, for ever fair
With dreamful, slow, mysterious grace:
Memory knows her face,
Supremely pale and fair.

Memory sees the sky
In her blue eyes alone;
And all the forest-bronze is flown,
Lost in her hair eternally:
Memory finds the sky
In her blue eyes alone.

Memory takes her hand
Across the lonesome years—
And all the ancient stream of tears
Has ceased within an autumn land:
Memory takes her hand
Across forgotten tears.

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Printed on: November 22, 2017