Friday, December 28, 2018

The Mad Wind

Read "The Mad Wind" at The Eldritch Dark:

This early poem by Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) is short but quite powerful.  The richly evocative title sets the reader up with high expectations, and the poet delivers with a suggestion of things beautiful and terrible that the wind has encountered, and from which it seeks no "safety nor respite".  The combined hints of ecstasy and madness are well-developed, and all the more impressive for the brevity of the work.

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