Read "Suggestion" at The Eldritch Dark:
This poem by Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) was unpublished in his lifetime. It's a lyrical exercise in remembrance and loss, and makes interesting use of repeated images and phrases to create a somewhat hypnotic effect.
The repeated phrases are found in the first stanza; they are "woven clouds" and "sombre, sullen gold", combining the images of sunset with the "glowing hair" of the one who is remembered.
In the second stanza, there is a repeated image of the feet of the one who is remembered which is echoed in the very last line by the phrase "the silver-footed rain."
So each stanza has created a "Suggestion" reminding the speaker of the one who has been lost. It's a moving work, and shows a tender side of CAS that is not his usual forte.
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