Friday, June 4, 2021

Snake, Owl, Cat or Hawk

Read "Snake, Owl, Cat or Hawk" at The Eldritch Dark:

This short poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) has a melancholy tone, given the focus on the dove chicks left without a mother.  

I like the way the title provides a something of a dual role in relation to the content of the poem: one of the animals listed in the title was likely the hunter that left the nestlings motherless, and one of those animals also will likely bring an end to the short lives of the young birds.

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