Sunday, February 9, 2020

A Valediction

Read "A Valediction" at The Eldritch Dark:

This short poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) is both grim and captivating, addressing love and the things that love ultimately cannot overcome.  The sense of inevitability in these lines does not seem morbid or gloomy to me, but rather a simple recognition that the end of the journey may not be pleasant, but it is nonetheless possible to make peace with it.

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