Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Chant to Sirius

Read "Chant to Sirius" at the Eldritch Dark:

This chant to the brightest star in the night sky is a worthwhile read, but not really any sort of a standout in the poetry corpus of Clark Ashton Smith (CAS).  I'm somewhat surprised that CAS chose to include this poem in his career-spanning Selected Poems (1971) since it really doesn't have any notable strengths in comparison to other poems that he was creating around the same time (1911-1912), and there are several poems from that period that I think are much more compelling.

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