Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Forgotten Sorrow

Read "Forgotten Sorrow" at The Eldritch Dark:

This is a truly lovely poem of remembrance by Clark Ashton Smith (CAS), wrought with the rich language so unique to his voice:

Her dead lives given to the marbles and the mould
In dim Palmyra, or some pink, enormous city
Whose falling columns now the boles of mightier trees
Support in far Siam....

As always, CAS' ability to wrap a common human experience in the trappings of the cosmic and the exotic allows his verse to transcend subject, and move into the realm of the truly poetic.

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