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G.S. Fraser in his book, _Ezra Pound_ (Grove press, 1960), in responding
to one of Pound's poems (Ballad of the Goodly Frere) told an anecdote
from his childhood. He and his sister would regularly attend movies on
Saturdays, and when the movie turned out to be so bad that one was
embarassed for the actors, his sister would begin to chew the tips of
her gloves. Hence he and she coined the term "glove-sucky" for poems,
movies, so bad that they were embarassing. Eliot's poem to his wife is
indeed "glove-sucky"; it is embarassingly bad. Admirers of Eliot can
only pretend that it didn't happen.

Carrol