Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Unremembered

Read "The Unremembered" at The Eldritch Dark:

Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) significantly altered this sonnet between its initial publication in The Star-Treader and Other Poems (1912) and the later publication in Selected Poems (1971).  In fact, he went so far as to change the title; it was originally known as "The Unrevealed".

I can't say that either version of the poem is particularly appealing to me; it is fairly workmanlike and I'm somewhat surprised that CAS thought it worthy of inclusion in his career-spanning volumes Selected Poems.

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