Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Present

Here is the second of three related quatrains from the young Clark Ashton Smith (CAS):

We stand within the Present's sun and bloom--
          The garden of the living hours, yet glance
          We backward to the Past's romance,
Or onward to the Future's unlit gloom.

Here CAS presents an interesting contrast of pleasant sensations associated with the Past and the Present, and rather gloomy sensations associated with the Future.

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