The Bath-Tub

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



As a bathtub lined with white porcelain,
When the hot water gives out or goes tepid,
So is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion,
O my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 02, 2023

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Scheme ABAC
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 198
Words 33
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

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

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