Thursday, October 10, 2019

Laus Mortis

Read "Laus Mortis" at The Eldritch Dark:

This sonnet from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) gets right to the point, with a Latin title that can be translated into English as "the praise of death."  

One can't help but detect a strain of Edgar Allan Poe's work in this poem, and the line "God, that is a darkness and a name" has a sort of blasphemous vigor reflective of CAS' own views of religion and life.

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