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Ezra Pound

Exquisite lonelinessBound of mine own capriceI fly on the wings of an unknown chordThat ye hear not,Can not discernMy music is weird and untamedBarbarous, wild, extreme,I fly on the note that ye hear notOn the chord that ye can not dream. — Ezra Pound, from “Anima Sola,” Collected Early Poems (New Directions, 1976) 976)

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Ezra Pound

COME let us pity those who are better off than we are.    Come, my friend, and remember                    that the rich have butlers and no friends,    And we have friends and no butlers.    Come let us pity the married and the unmarried.             Dawn enters with little feet                    like a gilded Pavlova,    And I… Continue reading Ezra Pound

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Ezra Pound

What thou lovest well remains,                                                  the rest is drossWhat thou lov’st well shall not be reft from theeWhat thou lov’st well is thy true heritage — Ezra Pound, from “Canto LXXXI,” Cantos of Ezra Pound (New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1993

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Ezra Pound

So-shu dreamed, And having dreamed that he was a bird, a bee, and a butterfly, He was uncertain why he should try to feel like anything else, Hence his contentment. — Ezra Pound, “Ancient Wisdom, Rather Cosmic,” Collected Early Poems of Ezra Pound. Edited by Michael King. (New Directions Publishing November 17, 1982)

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