Ambition (Howard)

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Sent in a letter to his friend Tevis Clyde Smith around April 1930. First published in The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard (vol. 2), October 2007.

Build me a gibbet against the sky,
Solid and strong and long miles high,
Let me hang where the high winds blow
That never stoop to the world below,
And the great clouds lumber by.
Let the people who toil below
See me swaying to and fro,
See me swinging the aeons through,
A dancing dot in the distant blue.

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