W.S.: 1616 – 1916

You are not buried where your body lies,
Where matter and the worms hold long carousel
But there, atop the catafalque of Night,
Where Aldebaran has beatified your soul with light,
You await the magic touch of the eternal Prospero.

Benjamin De Casseres


Source: The Sun, Feb. 13, 1916, Section 6, p. 11