Ezra Pound

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


Poem by Ezra Pound

The bashful Arides
Has married an ugly wife,
He was bored with his manner of life,
Indifferent and discouraged he thought he might as
Well do this as anything else.

Saying within his heart,’I am no use to myself,
'Let her, if she wants me, take me.'
He went to his doom.

Comments about Arides by Ezra Pound

  • Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham (11/9/2019 12:59:00 PM)

    Not one of my favorites. What keeps crossing my mind is " Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Thanks for sharing. : -)(Report)Reply

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (11/9/2018 7:16:00 PM)

    A surprise, startling last line. A compressed story well told.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (11/9/2018 12:47:00 PM)

    Take me! ! Love and art! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (11/9/2018 11:24:00 AM)

    Well penned on ugly wife and doom. Beautiful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (11/9/2018 6:07:00 AM)

    I feel for the ugly wife.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (11/9/2018 12:54:00 AM)

    Such a great write by Ezra Pound.........................(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010

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