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Analysis and comments on The Encounter by Ezra Pound

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Comment 2 of 4, 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 4, 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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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: The Encounter
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jun 14 2004


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