Speech For Psyche In The Golden Book Of Apuleius

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



All night, and as the wind lieth among
The cypress trees, he lay,
Nor held me save as air that brusheth by one
Close, and as the petals of flowers in falling
Waver and seem not drawn to earth, so he
Seemed over me to hover light as leaves
And closer me than air,
And music flowing through me seemed to open
Mine eyes upon new colours.
O winds, what wind can match the weight of him!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEFGCFH
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 381
Words 79
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

Ezra Pound

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

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