26 May


by Robert William Chambers

“Ah,” she said, “to come is easy and takes hours; to go is different—and may take centuries.”

Robert William Chambers, born on 26 May 1865, American writer and painter († 1933)

Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa.
Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa.
Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.
Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in


Other personalities born today:

Douglas Preston, born 26 May 1956, Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius, American writer.

The truth shall make you free, but first it will make you miserable.

We all have a Monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind.


Edmond de Goncourt, born on 26 May 1822, French writer († 1896).

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.


Saverio Polloni, born on 26 May 1957, Sun in Gemini and Moon in Aries, Italian artist.


Jack Kevorkian, born on 26 May 1928, doctor, painter and composer, Sun in Gemini and Moon in Virgo.