Friday, August 26, 2011

Ezra Pound

In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

I think the metro that Pound is referring to is a literal metro where the trains come and go. It seems as if Pound is allowing us into his mind and thoughts. The two lines, separated by a semicolon, bounce from one though to a completely unrelated second. The word “apparition"literally means a ghostly figure. Ezra’s view of the crowd of faces could be described as beautiful and unique.

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