Read "For the Dance of Death" at The Eldritch Dark:
This poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) includes the wonderful description "faint castanets": a perfect verbal rendition of the sound made by the rattles of the deadly venomous snake.
Also particularly effective is the phrase "stirless brake", capturing the perfect stillness preceding a potential moment of high drama. Taken together, these elements create an almost cinematic palette, reminiscent of the best moments of the stylish western genre films of years past.
How have you been? I miss your posts.
Hi Torin -ReplyDelete
Thanks for your kind words! A number of life circumstances interfered with my blogging these last few months, but I believe I can begin to make it a regular activity once again (fingers crossed!).