"CUMULI" [poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). Sixteen lines on full sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy, dated "Apr. 15, 1929" in different typewriter at top left, signed in full by author (black ink, forward slanting hand) at bottom. "An interesting exercise formally: four quatrains using Alexandrines (iambic hexameter) in an a-b-b-a rhyme pattern but with a half-line in the second place of each quatrain, which gives an impression almost of stepping off solid ground and floating through the air for a moment. The subject of the poem is the indestructibility of castles built in the air, or in this case, more exactly, in cumulous clouds." - Robert Eldridge. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 44 (dating it February 12th, 1929). Old fold creases, fine. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136383).

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