Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
November 1st, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 279,567 comments.
Ezra Pound - The Lake Isle

O God, O Venus, O Mercury, patron of thieves, 
Give me in due time, I beseech you, a little tobacco-shop, 
With the little bright boxes
piled up neatly upon the shelves
And the loose fragment cavendish
and the shag, 
And the bright Virginia
loose under the bright glass cases, 
And a pair of scales
not too greasy, 
And the votailles dropping in for a word or two in passing, 
For a flip word, and to tidy their hair a bit. 

O God, O Venus, O Mercury, patron of thieves, 
Lend me a little tobacco-shop, 
or install me in any profession
Save this damn'd profession of writing, 
where one needs one's brains all the time. 

Share |

Added: Apr 1 2005 | Viewed: 823 times | Comments and analysis of The Lake Isle by Ezra Pound Comments (11)

The Lake Isle - Comments and Information

Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: The Lake Isle
Poem of the Day: Feb 7 2011

Comment 11 of 11, added on July 19th, 2014 at 12:35 AM.

dXInTh I really liked your blog.Much thanks again. Will read on...

cheap backlinks from Italy
Comment 10 of 11, added on July 17th, 2014 at 3:17 AM.

AxTHNE Thanks so much for the post.Thanks Again. Awesome.

cheap backlinks from Bahrain
Comment 9 of 11, added on July 17th, 2014 at 2:19 AM.

N5NmKq I loved your blog.Much thanks again. Great.

crorkservice from Antigua and Barbuda

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, The Lake Isle, has received 11 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

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