Sub Mare

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



It is, and is not, I am sane enough,
Since you have come this place has hovered round me,
This fabrication built of autumn roses,
Then there's a goldish colour, different.

And one gropes in these things as delicate
Algæ reach up and out, beneath
Pale slow green surgings of the underwave,
'Mid these things older than the names they have,
These things that are familiears of the god.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 17, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXXX XXAXX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 384
Words 71
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 5

Ezra Pound

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

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