CHARLES HENRI FORD
|TO CALL UP THE PHANTOM SHADES
One candle suffices. Its soft flame
fits things better they will be more gentle
when they come when Love’s Phantom come.
One candle suffices. This room tonight
must not have too much light. All fallen in reverie,
in perfect control, and with the dim light,
just so, in reverie I will form visions for them
to come, the Phantom Shades of Love to come.