Saturday, August 1, 2020


Read "Psalm" at The Eldritch Dark:

Once more, we have a poem authored by Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) that he attributed to his pseudonym Christophe des Laurières.  As always, CAS uses the cloak of an alternate authorship to let the sauciness flow unabated:

And beneath thine arms,
And between thy fingers and between thy knees,
And upon the secret places of thy flesh,
I have set my delight with caresses slow and gentle as winding waters
With caresses hot and rapid as leaping fire.

The naughtiness is accentuated by the title "Psalm", suggesting that for des Laurières, the place and the act of worship is not to be found in a house of God, but rather in more earthly venues.  

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