Goto Thread: PreviousNext
Goto:  Message ListNew TopicSearchLog In
The Woods of Averoigne
Posted by: Ancient History (IP Logged)
Date: 22 September, 2014 06:42PM
In the June 1934 issue, Weird Tales published "The Woods of Averoigne" by Grace Stillman, a poem inspired by the stories of Clark Ashton Smith. To the best of my knowledge it's never been reprinted, but I prevailed upon a friend of mine, and managed to get a scan of it, which you can view here: [i.imgur.com] The text of the poem you can read below:

The Woods of Averoigne
(Inspired by the Clark Ashton Smith's stories)

By Grace Stillman

Deep in the woods of Averoigne,
Goblin and satyr, loup-garou,
Devil and vampire hold their feasts:
Forces of wizardry imbue
Even the foliage of the oak;
Beeches and pines in drear decay
Uplift their bony branches wan
Under a sky of corpse-like gray.
Evil is there in Averoigne:
Evil I should not see at all;
Evil whose very presence seems
Holding me in curious thrall:
Knowing it well, my feet still grope
Nearer this force malign, withdrawn;
In dread, against my will I creep
Deep in the woods of Averoigne.

Re: The Woods of Averoigne
Posted by: SleeBaudrons (IP Logged)
Date: 23 September, 2014 03:17PM
I wonder if there is any record of what CAS thought of this poem ?

Re: The Woods of Averoigne
Posted by: Ancient History (IP Logged)
Date: 23 September, 2014 09:02PM
I can't find mention of it in his published letters, but that period's not well-accounted for.



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Top of Page