Sunday, December 8, 2019


Read "Requiescat" at The Eldritch Dark:

This is a rather insubstantial little poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS), featuring easy-flowing short lines (in terms of metrical feet) and several word repetitions to reinforce the simple rhymes.  

There is not much that's very memorable here, and it makes sense that CAS was able to get it published in a general interest magazine (Smart Set in 1922), since it includes no hints of the weird and philosophical poetry that was more typical of CAS' work, but which would have less appeal to a broad audience.

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