Weird Tales/Volume 31/Issue 2/Ally of Stars

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Ally of Stars


From Time's disintegrating wall
I watched the regiments of moons
March down the avenue of night,
The flying columns and platoons
Of suns receding disappear
Beyond horizons of sound and sight;
I heard the systems, world on world,
Down battlements of darkness hurled,
And saw the spheres in bright parade
Demolished by the cavalcade
Of doom, the nebulas undone,
The constellations' slow retreat,
The meteors swift oblivion…
I watched from Time's low crumbling wall;
I know their passwords and their signs–
In uniform of yielding breath,
Ally of stars, I write these lines
Above the signature of Death!