Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet and critic and a major figure in the early modernist movement in poetry. He became known for his role in developing Imagism, which, in reaction to the Victorian and Georgian poets, favored tight language, unadorned imagery, and a strong correspondence between the verbal and musical qualities ...
The tree has entered my hands,
The sap has ascended my arms,
The tree has grown in my breast -
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman -
I have detested you long enough.
I come to you as a grown child
Who has had a pig-headed father;
A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
In case I conk out, this is provisionally what I have to do: I must clarify obscurities; I must make clearer definite ideas or dissociations. I must find a verbal formula to combat the rise of brutality—the principle of order versus the split atom.
I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag.
A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.