And the days are not full enough

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
      Not shaking the grass

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Scheme AABC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 137
Words 28
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

Ezra Pound

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

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