“To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq.


“To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq.
   , upon His Phantastick Tales, Verses, Pictures, and Sculptures
   Poem (sonnet); written in December 1936. First published in WT(April 1938) (as “To Clark Ashton Smith”).
   A tribute to HPL’s longtime colleague, the poem bears at least one variant title (“To Klarkash-Ton, Lord of Averoigne”) alluding to the fictitious region in medieval France invented by Smith in some of his tales. In “The Whisperer in Darkness” and other tales, HPL alludes to Smith (as he does repeatedly in his letters to him) as Klarkash-Ton.

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