Friday, March 22, 2019

The Sorrow of the Winds

Read "The Sorrow of the Winds" at The Eldritch Dark:

This is another poem (as with "Remembered Light") that Clark Ashton Smith successfully submitted for publication to Poetry magazine in 1912.  Similar to that other poem, this one presents themes that are common to CAS' body of work, but does so with less creative flair than is usual for him.  

I don't know if CAS may have intentionally smoothed some of the edges from these verses in order to make them more appealing to a generalist publication such as Poetry, but there's little to make them stand out in an artistic corpus that produced many better works than these. 

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