Friday, February 28, 2020


Read "Lemurienne" at The Eldritch Dark:

This quatrain from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) invokes the legendary lost continent of Lemuria, and manages to pack quite a lot of poetry into a mere four lines.  

I like the way that the inanimate host with the "eyes of graven spar" is imbued with a sort of life, becoming "A sphinx that peers on prediluvian moons."  It's a simple notion, but rendered with a rich sonority that sounds wonderful when read aloud.

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