Alba Poem by Ezra Pound


Rating: 2.8

As cool as the pale wet leaves
      of lily-of-the-valley
She lay beside me in the dawn.

Neran Sati 27 January 2016

an eternal image of astounding beauty, thanks to Ezra

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* Sunprincess * 18 November 2013

beautifully written...astonishing :)

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Alina Kilar 29 March 2013

There is a spelling error in the 2nd line. It should read of lily-of-the-valley.

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Gary Witt 06 October 2006

Thank you, Mr. Hager. I almost missed this one. On second reading I thought of Georgia O'Keefe and her flowers. And BTW, your recommendation for the River Merchant's Wife was also much appreciated.

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Stanton Hager 20 August 2006

First and briefest of three Pound poems entitled 'Alba, ' this is a lovely example of Imagism. The text above contains a typo and should be spread out like this: As cool as the pale wet leaves of lily-of-the-valley She laid beside me in the dawn

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