Ezra Pound

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

And The Days Are Not Full Enough - Poem by Ezra Pound

And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
      Not shaking the grass


Comments about And The Days Are Not Full Enough by Ezra Pound

  • (5/16/2018 6:08:00 PM)


    this is the most tragic poem, yet the most beautiful poem ever to me. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/15/2017 2:51:00 AM)

    Year Published?
    Anyone of you know when was this poem written/published?
    I've tried to search, but I couldn't find it, help me please
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    Masu Rodher (5/8/2017 2:08:00 PM)

    It appears (untitled) introducing Poems of Lustra, written by Pound between 1912 -15.

  • (3/8/2016 4:57:00 PM)


    the accent bein in the last stanza - the human life bein short and unfulfilled and yet nothing changes.. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/23/2015 4:21:00 PM)


    A short statement on the shortness of life. (Report) Reply

  • (8/6/2009 1:08:00 PM)


    My all time favourite favourite poem. (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2006 9:18:00 AM)


    Great write Ezra... just love the way this reads & the meaning between the lines

    Best Cecil
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  • (7/15/2005 5:34:00 AM)


    How do you do this to my heart? With the greatest depth of breathless wonder...and bliss....I will never know the answer to this...only feel it~ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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