The Tea Shop

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



The girl in the tea shop
Is not so beautiful as she was,
The August has worn against her.
She does not get up the stairs so eagerly;
Yes, she also will turn middle-aged,
And the glow of youth that she spread about us
As she brought us our muffins
Will be spread about us no longer.
She also will turn middle-aged.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 02, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEFGCE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 313
Words 64
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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