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Cimmeria is a poem by Robert E. Howard about the fictional country Cimmeria, created by Howard as part of his Hyborian world which is the setting for his character Conan the Barbarian. In the poem, Cimmeria is described as a ‘land of Darkness and deep Night’, a gloomy place with dark woods, dusky silent streams and a leaden cloudy sky. According to Howard, the poem was “Written in Mission, Texas, February 1932; suggested by the memory of the hill-country above Fredricksburg seen in a mist of winter rain”.
121 words, with a reading time of ~ 0 hours (~ 0 pages), and first published in 1932. This DRM-Free edition published by epubBooks, 2014.
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Note: as the poem is so short no ebook version is available and the poem is provided here in its entirety–epubBooks.com
It was gloomy land that seemed to hold All winds and clouds and dreams that shun the sun, With bare boughs rattling in the lonesome winds, And the dark woodlands brooding over all, Not even lightened by the rare dim sun Which made squat shadows out of men; they called it Cimmeria, land of Darkness and deep Night. It was so long ago and far away I have forgotten the very name men called me. The axe and flint-tipped spear are like a dream, And hunts and wars are like shadows. I recall Only the stillness of that sombre land; The clouds that piled forever on the hills, The dimness of the everlasting woods. Cimmeria, land of Darkness and the Night.