Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Dragon-Fly

Read "The Dragon-Fly" at The Eldritch Dark:

In the run of Clark Ashton Smith's (CAS) romantic poems of the late 1920's, this one stands out for a more ecstatic expression of amour:

And love and beauty burn within me
Like the piled leaves of blood and amber
That burn at autumn's ending.

Given that the same poem acknowledges "the transiency of days", there is a certain intensity to "The Dragon-Fly" that is missing from many of CAS' works in the same vein.

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