Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
December 18th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 279,673 comments.
Analysis and comments on A Virginal by Ezra Pound

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 [9]

Comment 9 of 89, added on March 9th, 2012 at 2:51 AM.
RmCeRZIKDew

iDWhnb Really enjoyed this blog.Really thank you! Cool.

Microsoft OEM Software from Andorra
Comment 8 of 89, added on March 9th, 2012 at 2:51 AM.
sCrExuAqarW

2aLEdy Very neat blog article.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

Adobe OEM Software from Barbados
Comment 7 of 89, added on March 14th, 2011 at 2:16 PM.

Love passion sex! Rape! Incest!!!!!!

Sector 5 from United States
Comment 6 of 89, added on January 26th, 2011 at 10:49 PM.
bow chicka bow wow

All I heard was something about RAPE... you people are reading into it too
much!

Richard Banger from Canada
Comment 5 of 89, added on December 21st, 2010 at 9:07 PM.
The Virginal

No, no! Go from me. I have left her lately.
I will not spoil my sheath with lesser brightness,
The poem speaks of a man asking a woman to leave him for he is in love with
someone else. Then he describes her in detail.

Sheryl Skoglund from United States
Comment 4 of 89, added on June 18th, 2008 at 4:46 PM.

I think Pound must be using aether in the classical sense, the fine
gas-like substance thought to fill up the space between the planets. Aether
would be like air, but finer, less substantial, and more clear.

Coleman from United States
Comment 3 of 89, added on August 3rd, 2005 at 11:04 PM.

Ether (aether) is an inhaled anesthetic. Though not in use any more (it is
highly flammable), it was the most common anesthetic used at the time this
poem was written. It's vapors, when inhaled, causes a person to drift off
to sleep and be numb or unaware of the goings on while under the influence.
The author is talking about being veiled in the gauze of this vapor,
making him powerless against it.

Kim Kennedy from United States
Comment 2 of 89, added on July 29th, 2005 at 4:30 PM.

Ether is like Ethl Alchohol. Aether is the all penetrating subsance of
existance, i.e. what light through yonder window breaks is the sun, and the
aether is the carrier through 90 million miles of empty space.

throwaway from United States
Comment 1 of 89, added on December 4th, 2004 at 4:28 AM.

Ether. It's a kind of intoxicating chemical fume.

Heather from United States

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 [9]
Share |


Information about A Virginal

Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: A Virginal
Added: Feb 4 2004
Viewed: 22200 times
Poem of the Day: Aug 17 2005


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: A Virginal
By: Ezra Pound

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Pound Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore