Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Heron

Read "The Heron" at The Eldritch Dark:

This quintain from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) is certainly not the most remarkable item from his series of "Quintrains"; I think the weakest aspect is the perfect end rhymes used in the final three lines.  CAS wrote a lot of rhymed poetry, but he was typically a master of subtler rhymes, rather than the sing-songy cadence of gleam/stream/dream that is used in "The Heron". 

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