Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Read "Adventure" at The Eldritch Dark:

"Adventure" re-visits a theme that has been common to several poems by Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) that I have read recently: two lovers escaping from an unpleasant reality into a new realm of their own creation.

Ever leave regret and rue
To the dutiful and jealous
Fools that are not near to tell us
All the things we should not do.

It's a theme that many readers can probably identify with, and although it doesn't inform much of CAS' best work, it certainly feels like he managed to express a circumstance that he well knew from personal experience.

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