Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A Meeting

Read "A Meeting" at The Eldritch Dark:


This melancholy poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) is perhaps not one of his best, and yet there is still a touch of magic within:

But not too heavily the burden weighs,
While your sweet gaze
Lingers upon me like a tranquil light,
And all the murmured music of your voice
Becomes an echo for the songless days.

It's a powerful romantic theme, rendered in muted colors.  Even one of CAS' less notable poems has its rewards.

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