Arthur Symons

image of Arthur Symons

The Opium Smoker
I am engulfed, and drown deliciously
Soft music like a perfume, and sweet light
Golden with audible odours exquisite
Swathe me with cerements for eternity
Time is no more, I pause and yet I flee
A million ages wrap me round with night.
I drain a million ages of delight
I hold the future in my memory.

John Keats
Robert Clive
Wilkie Collins
Enid Bagnold
Candace Pert
Opium People
André Malraux
Hector Berlioz
Opium Images
George Crabbe
Opium Timeline
Hans Kosterlitz
Heinrich Dreser
Edgar Allan Poe
The Plant of Joy
Wilhelm Sertürner
William Wilberforce
Thomas de Quincey
Into the Arms of Morpheus
Snapshots: Opium in History