Nostalgia of the Unknown

by compound complex 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    "The nostalgia of things unknown, of lands forgotten or unfound, is upon me at times. Often I long for the gleam of yellow suns upon terraces of translucent azure marble, mocking the windless waters of lakes unfathomably calm; for lost, legendary palaces of serpentine, silver and ebony, whose columns are green stalactites; for the pillars of fallen temples, standing in the vast purpureal sunset of a land of lost and marvellous romance. I sigh for the dark-green depths of cedar forests, through whose fantastically woven boughs, one sees at intervals an unknown tropic ocean, like gleams of blue diamond; for isles of palm and coral, that fret an amber morning, somewhere beyond Cathay or Taprobane; for the strange and hidden cities of the desert, with burning brazen domes and slender pinnacles of gold and copper, that pierce a heaven of heated lazuli."

    "Nostalgia of the Unknown" - Clark Ashton Smith

  • moshe

    Word to the wise, don't repeat this stuff to a psychiatrist.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    But, Moshe, he's my hero!


  • Hortensia

    Moshe, he's painting with words!

  • zeb

    Dear CC, habe you read

    Gilbrahn.."The Prophet"

    me thinks you would like same.

  • Xanthippe

    Beautiful CC, I was transported to calm happiness reading it.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thank you both, zeb and Xanthippe, for posting.

    I only recently discovered C.A. Smith and am totally awed.



  • nancy drew
    nancy drew

    The fog comes on little cat feet

    It sits looking over the harbor city

    on silent haunches

    and then moves on

    Carl Sandburg

    What a scene he paints always amazing

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