Saturday, March 7, 2020

To the Chimera

Read "To the Chimera" at The Eldritch Dark:

This sonnet of yearning for the fantastic feels like a deeply personal expression from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS):

Unknown chimera, take us, for we tire
Amid the known monotony of things!

This poem could almost serve as a manifesto for his later entry into the world of weird fiction, a creative phase that was still several years in the future at the time that we wrote "To the Chimera".  

Appropriately, this poem was published in a 1948 issue of Weird Tales magazine.

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