Monday, February 24, 2020


This poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) was originally published in the Auburn Journal in 1923, and was later included in his omnibus Selected Poems (1971) with the alternate title "Dissidence".  That latter version is available at The Eldritch Dark:

The only difference between the two appearances is a single word in the first line:

  • Diversity: Within your voice the boughs of Eden sigh
  • Dissidence: Within your voice the palms of Eden sigh

In either version, this short poem embraces the onset of autumn, although wistful thoughts of "scented winds blown from the summer foam" suggest a somewhat hesitant embrace!

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