Thomas Ernest Hulme
T.E. Hulme published six poems before his death. He called them his ‘Complete Poetical Works’.
The son of prosperous parents, Hulme developed early interests in debate, and was known by his school debating society as ‘the Whip’. His provocative, enthusiastic behaviour got him ejected on more than one occasion from Cambridge University, where he read mathematics but did not finish a degree. On theatre visits, he would shout at the actors; once, this led to a brawl with the police, and a weekend in prison. He kept a brass knuckleduster for use in the bedroom.
A man accredited with influencing Ezra Pound, Hulme is often seen as a pioneer of modernism. Member of the ... more »
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Thomas Ernest Hulme Poems
A touch of cold in the Autumn night -- I walked abroad, And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
(The fantasia of a fallen gentleman on a cold, bitter night.) Once, in finesse of fiddles found I ecstasy, In the flash of gold heels on the hard pavement.
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A touch of cold in the Autumn night --
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.