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Post time 2006-1-5 23:16:44 |Display all floors

In a Station of the Metro  (by Ezra Pound)
The apparition of the faces in the crowd
Petals on a wet ,black bough .




Can you do me a favor to  tell me your feeling after reading this poem ?

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Post time 2006-1-5 23:35:43 |Display all floors

rather impressive

The images are impressive in the mind but hard to interprete.

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Post time 2006-1-6 01:40:05 |Display all floors

Pound wrote this 2 ways

In 1914 he published it thus:

     The apparition         of these faces         in the crowd   :
Petals     on a wet,  black     bough  .

In 1916 he published it thus:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd:
Petals on a wet, black, bough.

Pound wrote 2 essays explaining why and how he wrote this poem, but he never explained the spacing.  However, most poets accept the spacing as an evocation of the second line, and in fact consider the 1914 original to be a better poem than the unspaced one.

How do we feel about this poem?  How does a penguin recognize its own mate among the beuty of a million penguin faces?

[ Last edited by leungshuren at 2006-1-6 01:47 AM ]
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A crater on the planet Mercury is named 李白. (Li Bai)
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Post time 2006-1-15 10:22:25 |Display all floors
梨花带雨

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Post time 2006-1-17 19:04:35 |Display all floors

I guess it's your assignment

pound is a genius and know 6 languages.
you should do yourwork by yourself!

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Post time 2006-1-17 20:04:00 |Display all floors

Oh, Winddancer

I never thought this might be an assignment.......

Thanks for the enlightenment.
LSR.  龙诗人  or  龍詩人
A crater on the planet Mercury is named 李白. (Li Bai)
http://dragonpoet.blogbus.com/

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Post time 2006-1-18 10:03:41 |Display all floors
haha..never mind..I studied his poetry in school but I don't like him much..envy his language talent more

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