"SUFFICIENCY" [poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). Seventeen lines on full sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy, dated "Mar. 21, 1929" in different typewriter at top left and signed in full by author with address of "Auburn, Calif." (black ink, forward slanting hand) at bottom. "An impressive exercise in couplets of irregular length, free of the secondhand romanticism so commonly found in his work. This poem presents the yearning of lovers for an exotic geographical setting, but then undercuts that mood by revealing the magic inherent in the here and now of 'this one little room, this homely place.' The poem combines the lacquered lyricism we expect from Smith with a surprising freshness of design." - Robert Eldridge. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 93. Old fold creases reinforced on verso with tape, else fine. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136367).