“And the days are not full enough”

March 10, 2012 § 1 Comment

And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
  Not shaking the grass.

– Ezra Pound

Though I usually associate bombast with Pound’s work, this is the opposite: a hopeless little lyric laid out in clean language. The pause before the final line is such a little thing, but means so much.

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