"EN SOURDINE" [poem]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). 20 lines on full sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy, dated "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. "From the French of Paul Verlaine, a translation that appeared in Selected Poems consisting of five quatrains of rhymed trochaic tetrameter. A love poem with a pleasing blend of the sad and the sweet, Gallic precision and American drive." - Robert Eldridge. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 120. Minor old tape reinforcements on verso of fold creases, a couple of tiny edge nicks, generally fine. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136448).