Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Dream of Oblivion

Read "A Dream of Oblivion" at The Eldritch Dark:

This poem strikes me as something of an experiment in black verse.  I wouldn't be surprised if it is really a draft only, since compared to other poems that Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) wrote around the same time, the ideas seem indistinct and only partially formed.  The title suggests that this may have been the direct recounting of a dream, and if so, the role of dreams as a source for some CAS' more substantive poetic creations can be well understood!

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