Thursday, January 9, 2020


Read "Union" at The Eldritch Dark:

Although this short poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) is nothing remarkable, he does end it with lines that incorporate auditory, visual, olfactory, and tactile elements carefully woven together:

Even so, our souls are one,
Like two winds that meet in a valley of rose and lotus,
And fall to rest, uniting
As the still and fragrant air that lingers
On a bed of falling petals.

It's impressive that CAS could accomplish such a complete description of so many aspects of a particular experience in less than forty words.

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