Sunday, January 22, 2012
A Glass Raised: Robert E. Howard
The Phoenix on the Sword
What do I know of cultured ways,
the gilt, the craft and the lie?
I, who was born in a naked land
and bred in the open sky.
The subtle tongue, the sophist guile,
they fail when the broadsword sing;
Rush in and die dogs-
I was a man before I was a king.
Robert E. Howard
January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936