Friday, March 5, 2021

Bed of Mint

Read "Bed of Mint" at The Eldritch Dark:

This haiku from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) opens with the word "fragrant", which seems out-of-place in the opening line "Fragrant were the embraces": how can an embrace have an aroma?

The answer comes at the end of the poem, where we learn that this lover's tryst occurred where the "wild mint grew", all of which suggests quite passionate embraces amongst the foliage!

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