poet Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

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

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003
Poem Edited: Friday, June 27, 2014

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Comments about Alba by Ezra Pound

  • Neran Sati (1/27/2016 5:57:00 AM)

    an eternal image of astounding beauty, thanks to Ezra

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  • * Sunprincess * (11/18/2013 8:02:00 PM)

    beautifully written...astonishing :)

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  • Alina Kilar (3/29/2013 10:27:00 PM)

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

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  • Gary Witt (10/6/2006 5:03:00 PM)

    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 (8/20/2006 5:44:00 AM)

    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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