Thursday, March 4, 2021

Goats And Manzanita-Boughs

Read "Goats And Manzanita-Boughs" at The Eldritch Dark:

This poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) refers to the beautiful wood of shrubs and trees from the genus Arctostaphylos which is often used as part of floral decorations.  

As with many woody plant species, young manzanita growth is also popular forage for goats, and in this poem CAS paints a picture of hungry goats that have exhausted "the close-eaten wold" and are seeking new sustenance, perhaps leading to a conflict with the humans who have gathered the manzanita boughs!

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