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Analysis and comments on Portrait d'Une Femme by Ezra Pound

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Comment 8 of 44, added on December 24th, 2010 at 11:04 PM.
Portrait

Your mind and you are our Sargasso Sea,
London has swept about you this score years
Sargasso Sea

n
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!

Sheryl Skoglund from United States
Comment 7 of 44, 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 44, 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
Comment 5 of 44, added on February 22nd, 2009 at 10:52 AM.

portrait d'une femme is a very beautiful poem, however and opposetly of the
others, i think that Ezra Pound in this poem didn't discribe a woman but a
place, a monument or a statue.

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Portrait d'Une Femme
Year: 1912
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jul 18 2010


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