Auburn, CA: 1941. Manuscript. Item #42724
Original final draft one page typed manuscript with Smith's signature in full following the last line of verse. Referenced in Donald Sidney-Fryer's, Emperor of Dreams; A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, page 95, the first title of this poem was "Swine and Azaleas, July 16th, 1941." First appearance in print was in Selected Poems, published by Arkham House in 1971. From the collection and estate of Raymond L.F. Johnson. The merest hint of toning and very light folding creases in thirds to the page [for mailing] else fine.