Thursday, June 11, 2020


Read "Harmony" at The Eldritch Dark:

This short poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) is slight, but nonetheless captures the yearning for a love as perfect as a favorite natural setting:

Black pines above an opal tarn
And the grey cliff above the pines
And the clouds above the cliff,
Rose-hued with a hidden sunset ....

The cascading references to "pines" and "the cliff" provide that first stanza with refrains which lend it a musical quality.

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