THE TEARS OF LILITH
O lovely demon, half-divine!
Hemlock and hydromel and gall,
Honey and aconite and wine
Mingle to make that mouth of thine—
Thy mouth I love: but most of all
It is thy tears that I desire—
Thy tears, like fountain-drops that fall
In gardens red, Satanical;
Or like the tears of mist and fire,
Wept by the moon, that wizards use
To secret runes when they require
Some silver philter, sweet and dire.
- Clark Ashton Smith
Ming Xi in “Cygnet” wearing Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 by Nick Knight