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Ezra Pound - Alba

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

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Alba
Poem of the Day: Feb 3 2001

Comment 8 of 8, added on December 21st, 2010 at 11:11 PM.

As cool as the pale wet leaves
of lily-of-the-valley
She lay beside me in the dawn.
The poem is a male suppressing a women "pale leaves" and conquerer.
Alba is the Duke of, title of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo. 1508--82, Spanish general and statesman who suppressed the Protestant revolt in the Netherlands (1567--72) and conquered Portugal (1580)

Sheryl Skoglund from United States
Comment 7 of 8, added on March 30th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 6 of 8, added on May 22nd, 2009 at 11:18 AM.

Ronaldo, you got it right. ALBA, ALVA or MADRUGADA is a specific type of CANTIGAS, from the medieval period of portuguese poetry, but can also be found in other literatures. Donne has written "The Sunne Rising" and even Shakespeare introduced an ALBA in "Romeo and Juliet" (Act III, V). The theme is, in fact, the cursing of the coming of the dawn after a night of love. The parallel must be drawn there. BOA, Ronaldo!

marta from Portugal

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