October 2017: Chamber (2)

“Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
The shadows lengthen
   In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies
But stranger still is
   Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,

Must die unheard in
   Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
   Lost Carcosa.

Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act i, Scene 2.”

Robert Chambers, Cassilda’s Song - 1895

This is neither the first nor last time Mr. Chambers will appear this month....