In a Station of the Metro

by Pericles Lewis Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro” of 1911, reads, in its entirety: The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. The juxtaposition of two images, the travelers on the subway platform and the flower petals, offers what Pound called “direct treatment.” The sparseness of… Continue Reading In a Station of the Metro