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Weird Tales/Volume 2/Issue 1/The Red Moon

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THE RED MOON

BY CLARK ASHTON SMITH

The hills, a-throng with swarthy pine,
Press up the pale and hollow sky,
And the squat cypresses on high
Reach from the lit horizon-line.

They reack, they reach, with gnarled hands—
Malignant hags, obscene and dark—
While the red moon, a demons'-ark,
Is borne along the mystic lands.


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