Weird Tales/Volume 28/Issue 3/The Lost Temples of Xantoos

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The Lost
Temples of Xantoos


By HOWELL CALHOUN


Celestial fantasies of deathless night.
Enraptured colonnades adorned with pearls,
Resplendent guardians of crimson light.
Expanse of darkness silently unfurls
Among colossal ruins on this shore,
That once was purled by Xantoos' rolling seas;
Nothing remains upon this barren core
Of Mars, but your palatial memories.


Your altars and magnificent black gods
Still flash beneath the sapphire torches' flames,
The fragrant ring of sacred flowers nods
Beneath the monstrous idols' gilded frames.
Your jeweled gates swing open on their bands
Of gold; within, a lurid shadow stands.

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