Sunday, March 7, 2021

California Winter

This haiku from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) is an early draft of the poem "January Willow", which I'll look at in my next blog post.  Since "California Winter" is not available on The Eldritch Dark, here's the complete text:

Still, in January,
Hang a few yellowed leaves
On the naked willow.

The simple image presented in this poem is certainly familiar to anyone who has seen a willow in winter, as trees in the genus Salix are typically among the very last to drop their leaves at the end of the growing season.

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