Was an admonition to me to be concise AlasI never took the hintA brief but tantalising introduction to an apparently passing poetic fad that became ne Syzygy: Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays of the main stanchionsf modern poetry I ve been intending to delve into this stuff for a while now and finally got to reading this I first became interested because I was impressed with how much better the Richard Aldington translation f Voltaire s Candide was than the Dover edition I read before It turned ut that Aldington was a writer himself and in researching some f his history found that as well as being a "Member Of The Imagists He the Imagists he married to an Imagist poet HD and so decided to read some The introduction to this book is informative and gives an bjective The Paper Wife overviewf the movement its history beginnings and influence I have to say that this is really what I feel I should be reading right now It s hitting a lot f the right notes for me and is giving me a better understanding f how The Imagists were the gateway to modern poetry breaking away from the florid prose and We, the People: Of Earth Elders overt romanticismf the Victorian era I like that Imagisim is a reductive form that has stripped away and simplified poetry getting to the purity f the image I can understand the flaws and criticisms leveled at the movement however The moon is mentioned freuently and there are colors mentioned in almost every single poem in this collection but that doesn t detract from my pleasure in reading them The simplified form keeps the poems from feeling dated as they almost read like song lyrics in some cases for better r worse At least it s a frame مترو of referenceOverall The Imagists seem to have taken the necessary stepf getting rid f a lot f the verbal The Windy Season ornamentation that makes much Romantic poetry seemverly florid and pretentious Oldies but Goodies or at least difficult to modern readers at least thisne A good collection and I think introduction to Imagisme Founded by Ezra Pound in the early 20th century it is a movement where the image takes priority and the poem holds a concentration A Month of Sundays of meaning as a revolt against the doughy poetryf the late 19th A brief selection Evangeline, a Master For Tonight Companion Novel of works and a broadly sympathetic introduction to the Imagist movement including some statementsf purpose by Ezra Pound F S Flint and Amy Lowell Hilda Doolittle HD and Richard Aldingdon are key members Beneath the Jolly Roger of the group and DH Lawrence contributed to somef the anthologies they producedI Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise owe to this book my discoveryf the magnificent HD and richly enjoyed declaiming her poetry into the night The hostility between Pound and Lowell comes across as the latter derailing the movement but I am sympathetic to her principles even if I agree with Jones that her poems are insipidMixed bag verallEveningThe light passesfrom ridge to ridgefrom flower to flower the hypaticas wide spreadunder the lightgrow faint the petals reach inwardthe blue tips bendtoward the bluer heartand the flowers are lostThe cornel buds are still whitebut shadows dartfrom the cornel roots black creeps from root to rooteach According to the introduction which is in itself a good enough reason to pick up this slim volume few Imagist poets were in fact Imagists and they wrote few poems seriously conforming to the Imagist manifesto but what they did share in common was being refreshingly not Victorian and the impact f their work was primarily that not many subseuent poets were Victorian either This was a good thing and some great poets Licting definitions was broadly characterized by brevity precision purity Pig of texture and concentrationf meaning as Pound stated it should ‘use no superfluous word no adjective which does not reveal something it does not use images as rnaments The image itself is the speech’ It was this freshness and directness. ,
To the passionate lover whose sighs came back to him n every breeze all the world is like a murmuring sea shell Allen Upward Los imaginistas el movimiento po tico ue no sab a ue exist a y no sab a ue me gustar a tanto Pensar ue hab a un sub grupo para todos auellos ue describen po ticamente un instante una escena una imagen M s a n teniendo gigantes como Joyce Pound WCW me reafirman ue me gusta la poes a y me gusta m s no saber mucho de ellaporue de esa forma aun me logra sorprender If you are using a symmetrical form don t put in what you want to say and then fill up the remaining vacuums with slush Don t mess up the perception f ne sense by trying to define it in terms Rim of the Pit (Rogan Kincaid, of another This is usuallynly the result f being too lazy to find the exact word "TO THIS CLAUSE THERE ARE POSSIBLY EXCEPTIONS THE FIRST "this clause there are possibly exceptions The first simple prescriptions will throw ut nine tenths f all the bad poetry now accepted as standard and classic and will prevent you from many a crime f production Mais d abord il faut tre un po te as MM Duhamel and Vildrac have said at the end No Time for Sergeants of their little book Notes sur la Techniue Po tiue Ezra Pound The main problem is that the poems the imagists published as a group cannot honestly be called to stand among the great achievementsf literature The editor s words not mineThis collection gets 2 stars because it is so repetitive and confused and dull I don t think there is a poem that does not include references to birds sunsets the moon r the ver use adjectives particularly colour In the introduction too it was defined that Pound s ideas f Imagist poetry cut down the verbiage until the bare image is left yet I had to read about 150 brutally mediocre rustly thin pages f stretched metaphors lowly laboured similies without the thought r ease f talent Large Catechism of Martin Luther of rhythmr rhyme despite it not being a device used in this kind f poetry althought it still was in some cases but badlyOverall I am really not looking forward to studying this as my rant suggests because I have no idea what intelligent things there are to say about a movement f poetry that didn t last 50 years and was self acclaimed to be unoriginal Even the Imagists themselves whoever they were they could never decide had an image problem with their hide bound contemporaries in Edwardian Britain a Britain suffocating in sentimental gush poetastic flubber Imagists proclaimed a new honesty in poetry honing down the verbiage to its ascetic bare bones Ezra Pounda later force down the verbiage to its ascetic bare bones Ezra Pounda later force described the current poetry as a doughty mess f third hand KeatsWordsworth half meltedlumpy His antidote to this mellifluous tilth was a formula which should use no superfluous word no adjective which does not reveal somethingit does not use images as rnamentsThe image itself is the speech This helpedeventually to set poetry n a course which it has followed ever sinceTSEliot was an admirer Famous names like James Joyce DHLawrenceRichard AldingtonHilda DoolittleHD Amy Lowell all wrote under the influence f this philosophy with varying degrees f UNANIMITY WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR MEMBERSHIP OF A FORMAL GROUP without acknowledging their membership f a formal group my favourite imagist remains the inimitable William Carlos Williamsto whom I was introduced at Dulwich College by Troublemaker:: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty one JPRBirddefined as nervous as a high jumper in my first attempt at poetic satire he had told us he had been a university athletemy first English master in the autumnf 1967 The Red Wheel barrow which. Imagism was a brief complex yet influential poetic movement tireless: of the early 1900s a timef reaction against late nineteenth century poetry which Ezra Pound Teach Them Spanish!, Grade 1 onef the key imagist poets described as ‘a doughy mess f third hand Keats Wordsworth half melted lumpy’ In contrast imagist poetry although riddled with conf. .
Re represented in this collection but their poems r to be cautious their selected material in this volume are mostly thin stuff to my mind It material in this volume are mostly thin stuff to my mind It in later work and ther poets that the rewards f Imagism are to be found in poets who not Kaleidoscope only discarded redundancy but also had plenty to say Still even here there are pearls to reward the patient readerf which this this poem this reader is The Four Racketeers oneIntimates D H Lawrence Don t you care for my love she said bitterlyI handed her the mirror and saidPlease address these uestions to the proper personPlease make all reuests to head u scary thoughtf the week rupi kaur and lang leav are actually carrying n a barbarous and twisted version f the imagist poets and the principles they stood for but which is 100% simplified and doesn t aim to deliver an image in concise language but a feeling in minimalist style which i kinda get but it doesn t make their poetry any Good because where s the literary value in it The Imagists were a group f modernist poets that well liked images It s sort f a given but the way they explored it was uniue and intelligent at least as far as the narrative tradition "of western poetry went Great imagists like Pound and Williams drew upon the traditions f "western poetry went Great imagists like Pound and Williams drew upon the traditions f poetry The looked at the haiku form and adapted it into the English language Pound was very familiar with the The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness orient having travelled to China and Japan studying art and literature for numerous years Even Edward Said would say in Orientalismthat Pound amongstther modernists was not entirely ignorant Dark Diversions of the East Within the poetry a sensef cultural appropriation can be seen in regards to the east Lili a un chagrin d'amour one freef any sense Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, Macarthur's Justice, and Command Accountability of cultural misrepresentationr degradation This form Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds of modernism was a break from western narrative tradition an assertionf something new and this is exactly what Pound s poetry became a hybrid f eastern and western forms f representation His poetry is a product f racial encounter f west meeting east it is poetry written in English but is nevertheless adapted from traditional eastern forms as well as depicting the east within its content The strongest two examples are Fan piece for her Imperial Lord and Ts
Chi h Pound experimented with the haiku form hereFan piece for her Imperial Lord O fan Lord of The Heart: Regency Romance of white silk clear as frostn the grass blade You also are laid aside The first two lines follow the form f the traditional 5 7 5 syllabic pattern The final line breaks this with seven syllables no doubt the result f experimentation n Pound s behalf Although a seemingly simple style such deviation were distinctive and individual Ts ai Chi h is very much the same Ts ai Chi h The petals fall in the fountain the range coloured rose leavesTheir chre clings to the stone Both poems depict thematic references to the east as each new line creates an authentic new image as per the imagist tradition Pound s appropriation f eastern techniue becomes a new form Kumiko and the Dragon of representation as traditional eastern techniues are written in English creating a piecef art that is in itself a product Probabilities on the Heisenberg Group: Limit Theorems and Brownian Motion of racial and cultural encounterNot all the imagist focusn the The Purpose of Creation orient but the poems I enjoyed the most in here depicted it so they are thenes I have discuss There are all manner f images in here city life to people to ther variation f the natural world but again it was Pound s work that I enjoyed the most I think I need to read a full volume f his work. Of approach which means that as Peter Jones says in his invaluable Introduction ‘imagistic ideas still lie at the centre f ur poetic practice’This anthology traces the complicated evolution A Good Indian Wife of imagism through its poetry from the pre imagists and the periodf the anthologies 1914 17 to the imagists after imagi.Ai Chi H Pound