Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Portrait d'Une Femme
Year: Published/Written in 1912
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Jul 18 2010
Comment 8 of 8, added on December 24th, 2010 at 11:04 PM.
Your mind and you are our Sargasso Sea,
London has swept about you this score years
a calm area of the N Atlantic, between the Caribbean and the Azores. It seems to me the Sargasso Sea is lucky to be if London was sweeping around the sea. No! there is nothing! In the whole and all,
Nothing thats quite your own.
Yet this is you.
The Sargasso Sea is lucky London said there is nothing!
from United States
Comment 7 of 8, added on March 2nd, 2010 at 10:50 AM.
How could this be about Jean Rhys? It was written in 1912 - she wrote her book in 1966. I doubt that she would take an extract of the opening line of a poem insulting her and use it was a title for her book 5 decades later.
mkj from United States
Comment 6 of 8, added on December 6th, 2009 at 9:15 PM.
woman in Portrait d'Une Femme
According to an article published in 2002 in Modernisim/modernity 9.3 pp 389-405 by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, the woman is more likely Florence Farr [Emery], an actress, a socialist, a theosophist, and a feminist. A more general interpretation of it helps one's understanding of his muse and his regard toward her.
Jessica from United States
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