Monday, April 5, 2021

Boys Rob A Yellow-Hammer's Nest

Read "Boys Rob A Yellow-Hammer's Nest" at The Eldritch Dark:

As with the poem "Flight of the Yellow-Hammer" (which I blogged about last month), it seems that in "Boys Rob A Yellow-Hammer's Nest", Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) is referring to Colaptes auratus, the bird commonly known as the "northern flicker".

It's not a great poem from CAS, but as part of his "Childhood" series of haiku, it definitely captures a spirit of youthful adventure in the natural world that reminds me of my own boyhood.

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