Ezra Pound

(30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972 / Hailey / Idaho)

The Faun - Poem by Ezra Pound

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Ha! sir, I have seen you sniffing and snoozling
about among my flowers.
And what, pray, do you know about
horticulture, you capriped?
'Come, Auster, come Apeliota,
And see the faun in our garden.
But if you move or speak
This thing will run at you
And scare itself to spasms.'


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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