"Eros and Psyche"
In an old dull yard near Camden Town,
Which echoes with the rattle of cars and 'busses
And freight-trains, puffing steam and smoke and dirt
To the steaming, sooty sky —
There stands an old and grimy statue,
A statue of Psyche and her lover, Eros.
A little nearer Camden Town,
In a square of ugly sordid shops,
Is another statue, facing the Tube,
Staring with a heavy, purposeless glare
At the red and white shining tiles —
A tall stone statue of Cobden.
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Richard Aldington's poem "Eros and Psyche" was published in the 1916 Some Imagist Poets anthology. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link(s) below:
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