Monday, June 1, 2020


Read "Chansonette" at The Eldritch Dark:

Here we have another poem from that naughty Frenchman Christophe des Laurières, a pseudonym of Clark Ashton Smith (CAS).  Versions of the poem exist in both English and French.

It's a fairly standard love poem, with the added dash of sauciness that often seemed to flow from the pen of des Laurières:

My kisses' road from knees to mouth
Is all I know of north and south,
Thy rounding bosom endlessly
Shall still my sought horizon be,
My bravest dream a bird that flies
In the warm heaven of thine eyes.

For CAS, it's a rather routine work, but as with all of the poems attributed to des Laurières, a little touch of the erotic manages to add some additional interest.

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