Albatre

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



This lady in the white bath-robe which she calls a
peignoir,
Is, for the time being, the mistress of my friend,
And the delicate white feet of her little white dog
Are not more delicate than she is,
Nor would Gautier himself have despised their contrasts
in whiteness
As she sits in the great chair
Between the two indolent candles.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDEFGBH
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 332
Words 62
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet and critic of the early modernist movement. more…

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