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Analysis and comments on And the days are not full enough by Ezra Pound

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Comment 13 of 33, added on September 8th, 2013 at 4:30 AM.

yPe1bd Great blog post.

link building from Dominican Republic
Comment 12 of 33, added on August 3rd, 2013 at 5:35 PM.

If the word" long" is replaced by the word" full" the meaning is I think
clear- carpe diem!

Ann Mallalieu from United Kingdom
Comment 11 of 33, added on December 23rd, 2010 at 7:35 PM.
And the days are not full enough

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
The poet is saying life is not full enough and there is not any "shaking"
or movement. He wrote such beautiful poetry yet not moved by life.

Sheryl Skoglund from United States
Comment 10 of 33, added on July 3rd, 2009 at 1:24 AM.

you don't need to be longwinded to be insightful

Brian from United States
Comment 9 of 33, added on June 21st, 2008 at 3:41 AM.

genius. plain and simple

Michelle from United States
Comment 8 of 33, added on January 10th, 2008 at 8:58 AM.

for a man who was so amazingly productive in the outer world and helped so
many others it shows that he was also aware of the neglected inner
life:link that to Eliot's hollow men

michael from United Kingdom
Comment 7 of 33, added on July 7th, 2007 at 3:22 AM.

great poem!it rings so true. how our lives seem as meaningless as that of a
field mouse, one day slips pass another, what is there for us to look
forward to? just the next day and forever more. but then again, who chooses
to live that way? us. it is no one's fault but ours.

zeeie from Singapore
Comment 6 of 33, added on December 29th, 2006 at 2:25 AM.

Everyone one way or another once in their lifetime (some more) can relate
deeply. This makes it more bearable, to know everyone feels the same, you
are not alone.

Zak from United States
Comment 5 of 33, added on April 19th, 2006 at 5:35 PM.

great great great poem. there is so much truth to it. our lives seem so
insignificant, that even as we go through with it, it won't matter to
anyone else. like the way the mouse passes through the field without
shaking a single blade of grass.

evangeline from New Zealand
Comment 4 of 33, added on August 24th, 2005 at 8:07 PM.

Well, golly----Gee whiz! I do believe poor old Pound left off a
round....or at least a verse. I think it would have hit more closer to
home if he'd added "...and just whose fault is this?" To live as a mouse
and shaketh not a tree?" or some such thing.

Brother Geo from United States

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