Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Cherry-Snows

Read "The Cherry-Snows" at The Eldritch Dark:

This is a simple little nature study from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS).  It's interesting that in the closing quatrain, he rhymes the word "white" with itself:

The orchard earth, unclothed and brown,
Is wintry-hued with petals white:
Even as the snow they glimmer down:
Brief as the snow's their stainless white.

The rhyme works of course, but it does have an odd feel, and is especially noticeable in such a short poem.

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