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Au Jardin

Rating: 2.7

O you away high there,
you that lean
From amber lattices upon the cobalt night,
I am below amid the pine trees,
Amid the little pine trees, hear me!

'The jester walked in the garden.'
Did he so?
Well, there's no use your loving me
That way, Lady;
For I've nothing but songs to give you.

I am set wide upon the world's ways
To say that life is, some way, a gay thing,
But you never string two days upon one wire
But there'll come sorrow of it.
And I loved a love once,
Over beyond the moon there,
I loved a love once,
And, may be, more times,

But she danced like a pink moth in the shrubbery.
Oh, I know you women from the 'other folk',
And it'll all come right,
O' Sundays.

'The jester walked in the garden.'
Did he so?

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 21 August 2018

A beautiful poem on love by Ezra Pound is nicely executed.

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Seeing Eye 21 August 2018

A mismatch of imagery that has us tied up.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 August 2018

Such a great poem by Ezra Pound??????

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Alam Sayed 22 August 2018

Ezra Pound, the master craftsman, could not write very heartfelt or genuine poetry, but some of the lines occasionally became wonderfully poetic. For I've nothing but songs to give you.- -is such a line but influenced by Yeats' poem.

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Michael Walker 21 August 2018

A very stylish, fanciful poem about a mystery woman and the jester.

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Mary Skarpathiotaki 21 August 2018

? beautiful poem! ! 10++++++++++++++++

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Anil Kumar Panda 21 August 2018

This is awesome poetry. Loved it.

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Adrian Flett 21 August 2018

'The jester walked in the garden' He loved a love once but there'll come sorrow of it. How love makes us joyful as it makes us sorrowful is well portrayed.

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