Conrad Aiken

Conrad Potter Aiken was an American novelist and poet, whose work includes poetry, short stories, novels, a play and an autobiography. Wikipedia

Dead Cleopatra

Dead Cleopatra lies in a crystal casket, Wrapped and spiced by the cunningest of hands. Around her neck they have put a golden necklace Her tatbebs, it is said, are worn with sands. Dead Cleopatra was once revered in Egypt— Warm-eyed she was, this princess of the south. Now she is...

By Conrad Aiken
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23 May