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An Extract From Recompense: Robert E Howard

Posted on: 23 October 2006

I have not heard lutes beckon me, nor the brazen bugles call

But once in the din of a haunted lea I heard the silence fall.

I have not heard the regal drum, nor seen the flag unfurled,

But I have watched the dragons come, fire-eyed, across the world….

And I have felt the sudden blow of a nameless wind’s cold breath,

And watched the grisly pilgrims go that walk the roads of Death,

And I have seen black valleys gape, abysses in the gloom,

And I have fought the deathless Ape that guards the Doors of Doom.

I have not seen the face of Pan, nor mocked the dryad’s haste,

But I have trailed a dark-eyed Man across a windy waste.

I have not died as men may die, nor sin as men have sinned,

But I have reached a misty sky upon a granite wind.


8 Responses to "An Extract From Recompense: Robert E Howard"

I’ve been missing Bob and felt a need for his brilliance.

This extract conjures up mystic and mythical images and I can almost hear his rich voice shouting these words at his typewriter and feel the depths of his soul.

ohhh…..thanks so much, this is Howard work I hadn’t yet had the pleasure of finding. Stunning.

Every piece of his work that you publish just increases my admiration for the man’s talent.

Ditto what Val said. Thank you for posting Bob’s work. The more I read, the more I want to read…. (subtle hint?!)

I would gladly post more if I could get my grubby little hands on more… it is impossible to buy his poetry as very few books were published, so I believe there are only first editions for around $200 on the market… I did consider it, but one day I may buy and justify it as an investment… hmmmmm

Maybe we could take a collection and start a Bob-library?!

Agree what Val said!!! Thanks Ann for posting it, you are right it is hard to get his books.

Ann – I’m very new to Bob Howard’s work and this is just amazing. I think I may print it off and do some kind of calligraphy/art thing at home.

The imagery is very cool.

Is it just me, or does Axe’s writing remind you a bit of this piece?

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