This poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) stays true to its title with a melodic refrain that is woven throughout the three stanzas, and is varied slightly with each response:
- First stanza: "Hereafter song shall praise"
- Second stanza: "Hereafter with wild glory", "Song yet shall leave..."
- Third stanza: "Song shall repeat hereafter"
One really can imagine "Paean" being set to music, since these similar phrases paced throughout the text create natural points of inflection for a singer to emphasize.
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