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And The Days Are Not Full Enough
(30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972 / Hailey / Idaho)

And The Days Are Not Full Enough

Poem By Ezra Pound

And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
      Not shaking the grass

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Some years ago, my favourite tumblr blog was named " Like a field mouse" . I read this beautiful poem there and it stuck with me ever since, coming to me whenever I feel a little down. I remember you Alec. I hope you are well.
this is the most tragic poem, yet the most beautiful poem ever to me.
Anyone of you know when was this poem written/published? I've tried to search, but I couldn't find it, help me please
the accent bein in the last stanza - the human life bein short and unfulfilled and yet nothing changes..
A short statement on the shortness of life.