poet Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

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And The Days Are Not Full Enough

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

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Valeria (2/15/2020 5:30:00 PM)

    Some years ago, my favourite tumblr blog was named " Like a field mouse" . I read this beautiful poem there and it stuck with me ever since, coming to me whenever I feel a little down. I remember you Alec. I hope you are well.

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  • kiki dranias (5/16/2018 6:08:00 PM)

    this is the most tragic poem, yet the most beautiful poem ever to me.

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  • Ines Ami (2/15/2017 2:51:00 AM)

    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 RodherMasu Rodher(5/8/2017 2:08:00 PM)

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

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  • Neran Sati (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..

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (5/23/2015 4:21:00 PM)

    A short statement on the shortness of life.

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  • Kerry O'Connor (8/6/2009 1:08:00 PM)

    My all time favourite favourite poem.

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  • Cecil (cj) Krieger (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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  • Adryan Barnathan (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~

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