Weird Tales/Volume 23/Issue 2/The Lantern

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Weird Tales (vol. 23, no. 2)  (1934)  edited by Farnsworth Wright
The Lantern by Frank Owen

The Lantern

By Hung Long Tom

Before me
Lies a silk
And paper lantern.
The table is teakwood
With pearl inlaid,
The lantern shaped
Like a pagoda.
And as I gaze thereon
A little lady
Walks slowly
Down the steps
And bows before me.
There is no light
Within the lantern burning.
The light is from the eyes
Of my Pagoda Girl.