Saturday, October 3, 2020


Read "Sestet" at The Eldritch Dark:

This poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) presents a rather curt dismissal of a romantic partner. The closing sentence is particularly cutting:

                              ...You are no more to me
Than some chance tavern with its doors aglow,
Proffering warmth and hospitality
On a strange road beset with night and wind.

One can't help wonder if this poem has autobiographical roots, since both the brevity and the directness of the language suggests it was written in a fit of passion!

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