Monday, September 30, 2019


Read "Recompense" at The Eldritch Dark:

This short poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) hits a more positive note than is typical for his work, by declaring the power of love to compensate for "all the crownless, ruined years."

I notice how CAS ends the first and last lines of each stanza with the same word; an unusual technique that seems to work well in this short poem, but might well become distracting in a longer work.

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