The Stepwise Palace - a FSVO sequence
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Figure D17 ASH

From that ill chamber, in the solar track—
But still below, where never sun has shone—
And still in ancient time, we find a black
And cindered remnant of a world long gone,
HADEAN Earth, when fire danced upon
A sea of molten rock; when creatures dire
Disported in the lava. Pale and wan
To them would seem our world of buried fire,
The cooling of the crust to them a a funeral pyre.