Ezra Pound

(30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972 / Hailey / Idaho)

Liu Ch'e


The rustling of the silk is discontinued,
Dust drifts over the court-yard,
There is no sound of foot-fall, and the leaves
Scurry into heaps and lie still,
And she the rejoicer of the heart is beneath them:

A wet leaf that clings to the threshold.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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