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Ezra Pound - The Encounter

All the while they were talking the new morality
Her eyes explored me.
And when I rose to go
Her fingers were like the tissue
Of a Japanese paper napkin.

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: The Encounter
Poem of the Day: Jun 14 2004

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 18th, 2014 at 3:24 PM.

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crorkservice from Honduras
Comment 2 of 3, added on April 1st, 2009 at 10:13 AM.

It is simple..the topic is expressing love to one another. Through all this, woman cannot remove her eyes from him. As he rises to go..she ever so softly with erotic thoughts in mind...pulls him back to her. It is a beautiful real life love poem.

ROD CHATMAN from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on December 10th, 2005 at 10:03 PM.

ist she waving bye-bye,
or do her fingers reach to pull him back?

ist the girl Ezra's audience?
maybe he is saying that soon he'll be a recluse, off in Italy, and there's nothing anyone can do.
Maybe he sees the fingers as those of the world; unimportant, albeit pretty, as a friendly wave goodbye after a breif and meaningless encounter in which nothing was absorbed.

steven from United States

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