"MADRIGAL OF EVANESCENCE" [poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). 15 lines on full sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy, dated "July 25, 1929" in different typewriter at top left corner, signed by Smith (black ink, forward slanting hand) at bottom right with address ("Auburn, Calif.") at bottom left. "A pensive meditation on the transience of passion, consisting of two stanzas of rhymed trochaic tetrameter (a falling meter for a theme of decline)." - Robert Eldridge. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 66 (with earlier version of first line: "Dear, canst thou endure to know"). Faint old fold creases, else fine. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136446).