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Pound, Ezra. - The Garret

Updated: Apr 4

The Garret

Come let us pity those who are better off than we are.

Come, my friend, and remember

that the rich have butlers and no friends,

And we have friends and no butlers.

Come let us pity the married and the unmarried.

Dawn enters with little feet

like a gilded Pavlova,

And I am near my desire.

Nor has life in it aught better

Than this hour of clear coolness,

the hour of waking together.

Pound, Ezra. (1977) Selected Poems 1908-1959. London


Garret from the poem's title "The Garret" is an english word - "a room or unfinished part of a house just under the roof"(according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary). Therefore, Pound proposes that he might be writing autobiographically as a poet by placing the poem in the cheapest possible quarters through the title.

The first line contradicts the typical pattern of expectations by implying that we are envious of individuals who are wealthier than we are. The poet and a "friend" are identified as the "we" in question in the second line. The third and fourth paragraphs give a reason to feel sorry for the wealthy since they lack friends. The poem makes the association between having friends and "no butlers," which implies that butlers should be viewed as a painful burden rather than a desirable benefit.

A definite pattern has emerged after four lines. Pound doesn't directly state that butlers are a regrettable burden or that his poem is situated in England and alludes to London culture in his poem. Instead, he offers the absolute minimum of information from which these things might be inferred. Butlers are emphatically and typically only linked with upper class English life, therefore of all the words Pound could have used to relate to English society in the poem, "butler" is possibly the most resonant option.

The world as a whole is implied in the fifth line's invitation to feel sorry for "the married and the unmarried." Pound thus sets himself and his "buddy" apart from the rest of humanity, but he never explains the rationale behind this distinction. This unanswered question has the result of adding a sense of suspense to the poetry.

He might be momentarily mocking an earlier lyrical style when poets used to pour remorselessly when describing natural occurrences, especially sunrise and sunset, with this light humorous twist.


American poet and early modernist movement critic Ezra Weston Loomis Pound lived abroad. His support of Imagism, a movement that emphasized a return to more classical principles while emphasizing clarity, precision, and economy of language, marked the beginning of his contribution to poetry.

As the foreign editor of major American literary periodicals in London and Paris in the early 20th century, Pound contributed to the discovery and shaping of the works of contemporaries including T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost, and Ernest Hemingway.



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