The Gods Remember (Howard)

The Gods Remember (draft)

Lost wonders of the ages
   Lie smoldered into embers—
      The naked breasts of Isis
   Baal-pteor still remembers.

When Time has left his turret
   These memories shall last—
      Astarte’s dimpled shoulders
   The ivory thighs of Bast.

Tyre’s towers lie in ruins,
   And Babel’s shrines are rotten—
      Where are the kings that worshipped?
   The Ruler has forgotten.

He dreams of strange eyed mermaids
   He kissed by nameless seas—
      The times he lay in pleasure
   Between Mylitta’s knees.)