Ezra Pound

(30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972 / Hailey / Idaho)

Alba


As cool as the pale wet leaves
      of lily-of-the-valley
She lay beside me in the dawn.
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Comments about this poem (Alba by Ezra Pound )

Enter the verification code :

  • Alina Kilar (3/29/2013 10:27:00 PM)

    There is a spelling error in the 2nd line. It should read of lily-of-the-valley. (Report) Reply

  • Gary Witt (10/6/2006 5:03:00 PM)

    Thank you, Mr. Hager. I almost missed this one. On second reading I thought of Georgia O'Keefe and her flowers. And BTW, your recommendation for the River Merchant's Wife was also much appreciated. (Report) Reply

  • Stanton Hager (8/20/2006 5:44:00 AM)

    First and briefest of three Pound poems entitled 'Alba, ' this is a lovely example of Imagism. The text above contains a typo and should be spread out like this:
    As cool as the pale wet leaves
    of lily-of-the-valley
    She laid beside me in the dawn (Report) Reply

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Blessing of Begetting Children (Section7.., rajendran muthiah
  2. Animal rights., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  3. O Fanantic, I Can Se It, Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. O Man, Where Will You Go With Your Funda.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. Gently Stirs The Breeze, Rondeau, Captain Cur
  6. She, Maya Hanson (mye3 poet)
  7. Back To The Beginning, Maya Hanson (mye3 poet)
  8. Honour Killing, What Will You Get Killin.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. The bark, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  10. This Is India, Here A Village Fool Can A.., Bijay Kant Dubey

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]