Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Grammar-School Vixen

Read "Grammar-School Vixen" at The Eldritch Dark:

This haiku from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) presents a different aspect of the author's personality, assuming that there is a grain of autobiographical truth in these lines.  Much of his mature poetry is written from a boldly romantic stance, often accompanied by the suggestive swagger of an experienced seducer.  

But in "Grammar-School Vixen", the speaker is the quarry, and seeks to elude the attentions of a young would-be paramour.  As a poem of childhood, it perfectly captures the confusing reality of the pre-pubescent male.

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