Monday, September 23, 2019


Read "Crepuscule" at The Eldritch Dark:

This is a rather minor poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS); an enjoyable read as always, but not really anything notable compared to more interesting poems from the same author treating of similar subjects.   

That said, I can't help but admire phrases like "The murmuring wind on a slow loom / Weaves the rich purples of the night."  Incorporating terminology associated with the craft of weaving is a device CAS has used in previous poems, and it's quite effective in describing the unique motion and sensory impact of an evening wind.

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