Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Fanes of Dawn

Read "The Fanes of Dawn" at the Eldritch Dark:

Somehow, I'm not getting much out of this early poem by Clark Ashton Smith (CAS).  It shares many characteristics with other of his early poems that I have enjoyed, but this one feels a little vague and hesitant.  The imagery never acquires a solid feel, and even the line-ending rhymes feel a little forced.  This poem was uncollected in CAS' lifetime, and I imagine the author didn't consider it a notable item in his own body of work.

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