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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

IMAGE, by T.E. Hulme


Old houses were scaffolding once
and workmen whistling.


This poem was not included in Ezra Pound's Ripostes, so I don't know it's original format.  This is the format as I found it in my old literature anthology from college.


  1. This reminds me of Walt Whitman somehow.

  2. love this too. the simplicity is captivating.

  3. I can honestly say that this poem changed my life, though it didn't truly open up until I put those houses in the context of the slowly atrophying city of Saginaw, MI, with it's ancient mansions, subdivided for apartments, and whatever else....


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