Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Snowfall on Acacia

Read "Snowfall on Acacia" at The Eldritch Dark:


This is an unusual two-part haiku from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS).  The first stanza depicts snow-capped acacia branches weighed down with floral growth, and the second stanza depicts those same branches abruptly freed from their covering of snow.  

It seems as though the speaker himself might have shaken the snow loose from the branches, precipitating the "lifting free" action that gives these two linked poems their central animus.

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