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The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter

The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter

"The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter," one of the poems in Cathay, is the words of a fictional woman in eighth-century China, writing to her husband while he's away on a six-month business trip. Throughout this piece, the wife recalls memories of how their love progressed and how she longs for her husband's return.

Ezra Pound




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