Sunday, January 24, 2021

Abandoned Plum-Orchard

Read "Abandoned Plum-Orchard" at The Eldritch Dark:

This simple nature study from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) paints a vivid image of neglected fruit trees in decline, enhanced by the reference to mistletoe, which is parasitic to host trees.  The "dying croft" that the poet describes is beautiful despite the evidence of decline, a reminder of the temporary span of all organic life.

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