Saturday, March 6, 2021

Chainless Captive

Read "Chainless Captive" at The Eldritch Dark:

This haiku from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) speaks deeply to a major source of his artistic impulses, that is, the pursuit and the articulation of beauty through creative works.

The poem beautifully expresses the idea that while beauty can be captured in a work of art, it can never be contained or restrained.  Such a "chainless captive" provides inspiration without the restrictions of possession, reaffirming the immutability of humanity's innate need for creative expression.

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