The Great White Wall: A Poem

The Great White Wall: A Poem

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The Great White Wall: A Poem

The Great White Wall: A Poem

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Along the purple mountain chains
The smouldering crimson sunset ran.
It seemed to chant of him who reigns
Beyond all reach of caravan . . .

"Genghiz Khan lies in the Mountain Altai,
The wild red Mongol raider, Genghiz Khan!

"From the country of eternal dark
The great blue wolf of his fathers howls.
The Mountain Altai thrusts its stark
High buttress over the spreading cowls
Of obeisant shadows prone on the plain.
Passed is his violent crimson reign.
Genghiz Khan lies in the Mountain Altai.
Around his rock-hewn tomb the tiger prowls!

"Son of a stolen woman, born
By a river on a battle-night,
Ten thousand headmen heard his horn
Buffet the crags with echoes bright.
He scourged Al-addin and all Cathay,
And drank from Wang Khan's skull, they say,--

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