Treasure Island

Clark Ashton Smith


Sepulture


Deep in my heart, as in the hollow stone
And silence of some olden sepulcher,
Thy silver beauty lies, and shall not stir—
Forgotten, incorruptible, alone:

Though altars darken, and a wind be blown
From starless seas on beacon-fires that were—
Within thy tomb, with oils of balm and myrrh,
For ever burn the onyx lamps unknown.

And though the bleak Novembral gardens yield
Rose-dust and ivy-leaf, nor any flower
Be found through vermeil forest or wan field—
Still, still the asphodel and lotos lie
Around thy bed, and hour by silent hour,
Exhale immortal fragrance like a sigh.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Sepulture by Clark Ashton Smith )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Make in India, gajanan mishra
  2. Respectable, Dean Meredith
  3. Artists, kassem oude
  4. दिनैनि गोसोखांथियाव, Ronjoy Brahma
  5. Make others do, gajanan mishra
  6. MY FEELINGS FOR YOU, AMADU KAMARA
  7. From Gandhiji's Quotes for Gandhi Jayanthi, Dr John Celes
  8. Seeing, Aparna Chatterjee
  9. O American Girl, Will You Take With You?, Bijay Kant Dubey
  10. A Woman in Love, Akhtar Jawad

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. First Lesson, Philip Booth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. My Teacher, My Hero, Geneen Alyssa Meyers
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]