American Literature · Anthology · Classic · Collection · Imagism · Modernism · Poetry · Vorticism

Ezra Pound

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.

— Ezra Pound, “The Encounter,” Selected Poems. (New Directions January 17, 1957) Originally published 1928.

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