Sunday, February 3, 2019

Ode on Imagination

Read "Ode on Imagination" at The Eldritch Dark:

In my reading so far in the poetry of Clark Ashton Smith (CAS), his odes have most often left me rather indifferent, since they have a rambling quality, jumping from one half-formed image to another with no discernible resolution of the scattered constituents.  I regret to say that I have the same reaction to "Ode on Imagination".  While no doubt a competent poem, it lacks the animating spark that seems present in so many of CAS' other verses.

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