Always Comes Evening is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard. It was first released in 1957 and was the author’s second book to be published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 636 copies. The publication was subsidized by Howard’s literary executor, Glenn Lord who compiled the poems. This edition is from Underwood-Miller and published in 1977.

Contents

  • vii • Foreword (Always Comes Evening) • essay by Glenn Lord
  • viii • Introduction (Always Comes Evening) • essay by Dale Hart
  • 3 • Always Comes Evening • (1936) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 • The Poets • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 7 • The Singer in the Mist • [Sonnets Out of Bedlam • 5] • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 8 • Solomon Kane’s Homecoming • [Solomon Kane] • (1936) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 11 • Futility (“Golden goats on a hillside black …”) • (1937) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 12 • The Song of the Bats • (1927) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 13 • The Moor Ghost • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 14 • Recompense • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 16 • The Hills of Kandahar • (1939) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 • Which Will Scarcely Be Understood • (1937) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 19 • Haunting Columns • [Sonnets Out of Bedlam • 4] • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 20 • The Last Hour • [Sonnets Out of Bedlam • 3] • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 21 • Ships • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 22 • The King and the Oak • [Kull of Valusia] • (1939) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 24 • The Riders of Babylon • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 25 • Easter Island • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 26 • Moon Mockery • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 27 • Shadows on the Road • (1930) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 29 • The Soul-Eater • [Sonnets Out of Bedlam • 1] • (1937) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 30 • The Dream and the Shadow • [Sonnets Out of Bedlam • 2] • (1937) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 31 • The Ghost Kings • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 32 • Desert Dawn • (1939) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 33 • An Open Window • (1932) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 34 • The Song of a Mad Minstrel • (1931) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 36 • The Gates of Nineveh • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 37 • Fragment (“And so his boyhood wandered into youth…”) • (1937) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 39 • The Harp of Alfred • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 40 • Remembrance • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 41 • Crete • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 42 • Forbidden Magic • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 43 • Black Chant Imperial • (1930) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 44 • A Song out of Midian • (1930) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 46 • Arkham • (1932) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 47 • The Voices Waken Memory • [Voices of the Night • 1] • (1934) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 48 • Babel • [Voices of the Night • 3] • (1935) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 49 • Song at Midnight • (1940) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 50 • The Ride of Falume • (1927) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 52 • Autumn • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 53 • Dead Man’s Hate • (1930) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 55 • One Who Comes at Eventide • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 56 • To a Woman (“Though fathoms deep you sink me in the mold…”) • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 57 • Emancipation • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 58 • Retribution • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 60 • Chant of the White Beard • [Bran Mak Morn] • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 61 • Rune • [Bran Mak Morn] • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 63 • The Road of Azrael • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 64 • Song of the Pict • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 65 • Prince and Beggar • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 67 • Hymn of Hatred • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 67 • Invective • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 68 • Men of the Shadows • [Bran Mak Morn] • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 70 • Babylon • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 71 • Niflheim • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 73 • The Heart of the Sea’s Desire • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 74 • Laughter in the Gulfs • [Voices of the Night • 4] • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 75 • A Song of the Don Cossacks • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 76 • The Gods of Easter Island • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 77 • Nisapur • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 78 • Moon Shame • [Voices of the Night • 2] • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 80 • The Tempter • (1937) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 82 • Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 83 • The Pool of the Black One • (1954) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 83 • Kings of the Night • [Bran Mak Morn] • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 83 • Red Blades of Black Cathay • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 84 • The Phoenix on the Sword • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 85 • The Scarlet Citadel • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 86 • Queen of the Black Coast • poem by Robert E. Howard
Year : 1957
Book No. : Arkham House Publishing #53
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 86
Cover : Frank Utpatel
Illustrations : None

Notes

Of the 636 copies printed, the first 536 were bound with the spines stamped in gilt with author’s name and book’s title along the spine in the European style – bottom to top. When this was discovered, the final 100 copies had their spines stamped in the American style – top to bottom.

Edited by Glenn Lord, and financed by him.
Limited edition of 636 copies. 100 of these copies do not have the title or author’s name on the spine.
Subtitled “The Collected Poems of Robert E. Howard”.
At the time of publication, this publication contained all of the known poetry by Howard.
“The Voices Waken Memory” and “Babel” are grouped under the heading “Voices of the Night”.
“The Scarlet Citadel” contains four short poems.
“Queen of the Black Coast” contains five parts, each from “The Song of Belit”.

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