Thursday, August 8, 2019

November Twilight

Read "November Twilight" at The Eldritch Dark:

This short poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) has an interesting directional pattern between the two stanzas.  In the first stanza, a "ruby-hearted star" is illuminating "November's winy sunset leaves".

In the second stanza, a "ghostly faint perfume" of roses ascends, heading in the opposite direction from the starlight described in the opening stanza.

Take together, those alternate patterns of movement give this short work a nice symmetry of content that matches the dual stanza structure.

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