The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
by Ezra Pound
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter Isolation Quotes
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The paired butterflies are already yellow with August (23)
This image reminds the wife of the absence of her lover. The pairing of the two butterflies is like the bond of marriage between the merchant and the speaker, which is why the sight of them causes her pain.