Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½
by T. E. Hulme
T.E. Hulme (1883-1917) was a poet, critic, theoretician and aesthetician. By combining the theories of Henri Bergson on image perception with the vers libre ideas of French Symbolist poet Gustave Khan, who advocated a poetry that flowed with the rhythm of the mind rather than adhering to strict rhyme and meter, and influenced by Japanese haiku and tanka, Hulme devised the basis for the early 20th- century poetry movement of Imagism and wrote the first Imagist poems.
A touch of cold in the Autumn night—
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.