BK. Ezra Pound

5. April and Gentildonna. Poetry 3 (November 1913): 54.

    Reprinted in Lustra.  

Pound was quick to put to use the hokku-derived ‘form of super-position’ (see especially 3 and 12) in poems longer than two lines, and these works, reprinted in Lustra (20), provide particularly good examples: ‘Three spirits came to me / And drew me apart / To where the olive boughs / Lay stripped on the ground: // Pale carnage beneath bright mist’; ‘She passed and left no quiver in the veins, who now— / Moving among the trees, and clinging / in the air she severed, / Fanning the grass she walked on then—endures: // Gray olive leaves beneath a rain-cold sky’.






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