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Some Imagist Poets

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Book Overview: 

Poem collection of famous poets who convey descriptive rural settings

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Through the silent rain.

And there was a grey museum
Full of dead birds and dead insects and dead animals
And a few relics of the Romans—dead also.
There was the sea-front,
A long asphalt walk with a bleak road beside it,
Three piers, a row of houses,
And a salt dirty smell from the little harbour.

I was like a moth—-
Like one of those grey Emperor moths
Which flutter through the vines at Capri.
And that damned little town was my match-box,
Against whose sides I beat and beat
Until my wings were torn and faded, and dingy
As that damned little town.   [Pg 7]IV At school it was just dull as that dull High Street.
They taught me pothooks—
I wanted to be alone, although I was so little,
Alone, away from the rain, the dingyness, the dullness,
Away somewhere else—

The town was dull;
The front was du. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Some very nice pieces by HD-- "Sea Iris" most notable for my money. This book also includes "The Mowers" by DH Lawrence-- a really fine piece. (5 stars) Aldington and Fletcher were not very appealing. (3 stars) Amy Lowell's pieces from "A Dome of Many-Colored Glass" were some that I knew and like...more

You know the story of the Imagist movement: Ezra Pound, on a whim, when sitting in the Tea Room of the British Museum with his ex-girlfriend Hilda from Pennsylvania and her new attachment Richard Aldgington, came up with the term, and later they wrote a manifesto about it, since such things were...more

This is a blessing! I didn't know of the writers Richard Aldington, F.S. Flint, or John Gould Fletcher before finding it.

3.5

This was nowhere near as good as I was expecting, and a lot of the poems were quite similar. I was also surprised at how twee a lot of D.H. Lawrence's work was; frankly, I expected more of him.

An early attempt of modernist aesthetics

New forms of expressions for old tunes

Weary hearts, begging mercy.

It fits the dour attitude of war torn Europe.
Sadness pervades and struggles to resurrect from turbulence of the times.

This is an anthology containing work by six poets from the "Imagist" school. I'll leave it to the reader to look up what that means because it never is quite clear, particularly since many poets categorized this way never stayed with the movement (most notably, William Carlos Williams and Ezra Po...more