Read "Necromancy" at The Eldritch Dark:
This poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) first saw publication in the March 1943 issue of Weird Tales magazine, at least nine years after it was originally written.
The use of the necromancer's dark art as a metaphor for remembrance is powerfully invoked in this poem, as in the following lines:
...Ancient queen and lass,
Risen vampire-like from out the wormy mould,
Deep in the magic mirror of my heart
Behold their perished beauty, and depart.
It's a powerful example of the poet's ability to use images and settings rich with mythology and the supernatural to color and embolden the common experiences of human existence.