Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In November

Read "In November" at The Eldritch Dark:

I like the way this poem by Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) interweaves the declining year with the end of a romantic affair.  It's a rather minor item in the overall poetry corpus from CAS, and interestingly it lacks the characteristic diction and dark themes which are present in so much of CAS' work.  This is perhaps because it was written specifically for magazine publication, as it was included in a 1919 issue of Ainslee's Magazine, a popular literary magazine aimed at women readers.

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