“In A Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound
The apparition of these faces in the crowd :
Petals on a wet, black bough .
SOURCE: Pound, Ezra. “In a Station of the Metro.” Poetry: A Magazine of Verse
(April 1913): 12. Rpt. in Poetry Foundation online archive
A Metro station in Paris (circa 1900).
SOURCE: Subway Station. Paris, “Gare de Lyon” station, circa 1900. Paris en Images. 3 June 2012.