Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Price

Read "The Price" at The Eldritch Dark:


This quatrain from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) gets right to the point, lamenting the fact that "Beauty hath ever its cost".  It may be a short poem, but it seems to get right to the heart of CAS' worldview: the endless pursuit of the ideal of beauty as the reason for living, and the endless frustrations in realizing just how elusive that beauty is.

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