Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Storm's End

Read "Storm's End" at The Eldritch Dark:

This haiku from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) beautifully captures the return of calm after a powerful natural disturbance.  Quite striking is the closing phrase "bolt-cloven pine" which captures so much in so few words: the tree that is home to the vulture's nest has been struck by lightning, and it seems likely that the nest itself may be damaged or destroyed.  CAS' careful choice of words really delivers an impactful "haiku moment" in "Storm's End".

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