The Kingdom of Shadows by Clark Ashton Smith

I am a few days late on this, but I wanted to do something in honor of Clark Ashton Smith’s birthday. CAS was born on January 13, 1893. He was a creative individual with many talents: writing, poetry, and artwork. He is also one of the Weird Tales Big Three along with H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.

The text for this poem, as well as the background image was found on The Eldritch Dark, the premier CAS website.. When I came across “The Kingdom of Shadows” I knew I found what I was looking for.

In hindsight, a background image depicting Zothique, rather than Hyperborea may have been more appropriate, given the contents of the poem.


Eldritch Dark:

The Double Shadow Clark Ashton Smith Podcast:

Clark Ashton Smith @Wikipedia:

Clark Ashton Smith @ISFDB:

Clark Ashton Smith @ Tellers of Weird Tales:

The Kingdom of Shadows at Wikisource: