Monday, December 6, 2021

Prisoner in Vain

Read "Prisoner in Vain" at The Eldritch Dark:

This haiku from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) has much in common with "Bygone Interlude", a poem from the same author that I blogged about yesterday.  Both works seemingly describe a romantic episode by a stream or river.  "Prisoner in Vain" suggests the impossibility of permanent romantic entanglement, since the "Fetters of water-grass" are as temporal as the rushing water that continually flows around them.

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