Every day he could see the ancient trees that were taller than ebony or mahogany, and the gleaming of enormous orchids upon their matted creepers.
You can read Clark Ashton Smith’s very short story The Forbidden Forest (1943) free here. It’s a lovely little piece of writing, very simple with beautiful descriptions.
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I just recently finished up a collection (“The End of the Story”) of Clark Ashton Smith’s stories. This one wasn’t in there, maybe because it was so short, but I liked it!
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I think it was in a book of poetry! It’s great though – so simple. Thank you for your comment 🙂