This poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) was unpublished in his lifetime. The editors of the Hippocampus Press edition of The Complete Poetry and Translations of Clark Ashton Smith speculate that this poem was intended to be a part of The Hill of Dionysus cycle, but it was not included in the selection of that cycle published in 1962.
Since this poem is not available on The Eldritch Dark, here's the complete text:
The lonely and memorial way
"In Another August" pairs well with "Wine of Summer", which I read yesterday. After the ecstasies of the sunniest season celebrated in the latter poem, here the speaker ruminates on the joys of those days past, but also casts his thoughts forward to the other side of the coming winter:
In faithful trysting fain to stay
Till cyclic time restore the day
Alone allotted by the Fates.
As with "Wine of Summer", "In Another August" is not a complicated poem, but the celebration of love and the changing seasons is still enjoyable, even if these sorts of verses were not really CAS' forte.
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