“Pound early cultivated the bohemian image of the poet in his dress and public demeanour. He generally wore brightly coloured clothes, went open-shirted, or wore floppy hand-painted ties or cravats, unconventional hats such as a sombrero, and from the mid-twenties used a malacca cane. A tallish figure with eyes variously described as green, blue, aquamarine, and sapphirine, and a reddish beard which matured to grey then white in his later years, with large hands and long, well-shaped fingers, he was a dramatic social presence.”
Image credit: Ezra Pound, Kensington, October 22nd, 1913 by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Image courtesy of the New York Public Library.
His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.
James Joyce (The Dead)
Blue Velvet, 1986 (dir. David Lynch)