Saturday, January 4, 2020


Read "Satiety" at The Eldritch Dark:

Rarely, but sometimes, I read a poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) that does little for me as a reader.  In general terms, CAS was a master and technique and mood, and he used those abilities to elevate his verse beyond the mundane.  

I put "Satiety" in that small group of CAS poems that feel rather uninspired.  The technique is present but used to little notable effect, and the mood is basically absent - the work feels as though it doesn't have a center around which to build.

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