Ezra Pound

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

Ezra Pound Poems

1. Canto XXXVI 10/29/2015
2. Canto XVI 7/27/2015
3. Canto Xlv 1/10/2015
4. To Êáëüí (Greek Title) 4/1/2010
5. Translations And Adaptations From Heine 4/1/2010
6. Old Idea Of Choan By Rosoriu 4/1/2010
7. Homage To Sextus Propertius - X 4/1/2010
8. Homage To Sextus Propertius - Vii 4/1/2010
9. Of Jacopo Del Sellaio 4/1/2010
10. Satiemus 4/1/2010
11. Paracelsus In Excelsis 4/1/2010
12. Her Monument, The Image Cut Thereon 4/1/2010
13. Marvoil 4/1/2010
14. Song Of The Six Hundred M.P.'s 4/1/2010
15. Phyllidula 4/1/2010
16. Sennin Poem By Kakuhaku 4/1/2010
17. Dieu! Qu'Il La Fait 4/1/2010
18. ßìýñññù (Greek Title) 4/1/2010
19. M. Pom-Pom 4/1/2010
20. Horae Beatae Inscripto 4/1/2010
21. Homage To Sextus Propertius - Viii 4/1/2010
22. Homage To Sextus Propertius - Xi 4/1/2010
23. Guido Invites You Thus 4/1/2010
24. Prayer For His Lady’s Life 4/1/2010
25. In Exitum Cuiusdam 4/1/2010
26. Leave-Taking Near Shoku 4/1/2010
27. Homage To Sextus Propertius - Iv 4/1/2010
28. Homage To Sextus Propertius - Ii 4/1/2010
29. Our Contemporaries 4/1/2010
30. Praise Of Ysolt 4/1/2010
31. Mauberley 4/1/2010
32. The House Of Splendour 4/1/2010
33. Ole Kate 4/1/2010
34. Na Audiart 4/1/2010
35. Brennbaum 4/1/2010
36. La Fraisne 4/1/2010
37. The Charge Of The Bread Brigade 4/1/2010
38. Epitaph 4/1/2010
39. Threnos 4/1/2010
40. To Dives 4/1/2010

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/29/2016 11:54:00 AM)

    According to T. S. Eliot, “Pound is more responsible for the twentieth-century revolution in poetry than is any other individual.” He was famous for the generosity with which he advanced the work of such major contemporaries as W. B. Yeats, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, H. D., James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, and especially T. S. Eliot who dedicated The Waste Land to Pound who was instrumental in editing the final version.

  • Daniel Brick Daniel Brick (11/12/2014 5:12:00 AM)

    Ezra Pound labored for forty years writing his modern epic, called simply THE CANTOS, which is similar to calling a big novel, Chapters. Although his structure was modeled on the ancient western epics, his style and voice remained essentially lyric in the Imagist tradition of his early poetry. This seems to me to be tantamount to balancing a stone lintel on piles of paperback books. Still there are numerous passages of surpassing beauty and wisdom scattered throughout the 120 completed Cantos. What is the overarching theme? Pound expected the theme to gradually reveal itself over time with his steady composition. When this theme failed to manifest itself, Pound despaired and simply stopped writing, stopped trying. He wrote various closings and farewells. One is an admission of failure, Tho' my errors and wrecks lie about me, / And I am not a demigod, / I cannot make it cohere. This is one of the last passages he wrote: Let the Gods forgive what I have made. / Let those I love try to forgive what I have made. Ezra Pound DID find his central theme. It is the need for universal forgiveness.

  • Christian Gehman Christian Gehman (4/27/2012 11:40:00 AM)

    There was a very good reason why Eliot dedicated The Wasteland to Ezra Pound as Il Miglior Fabbro (the better maker) , as you will see if you take the trouble to read the facsimile editon of the manuscript, which shows how Pound's changes and suggestions created the poem we know today. It seems at least likely that he did the same kind of work on Prufrock. My problem with Four Quartets is that it contains passages that properly ought to have been edited out. - Christian Gehman

  • Christian Gehman Christian Gehman (1/4/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    Pound can't really be considered madder than any other poet... St. Elizabeth's was part of the plea bargain... helped him escape execution for treason... wrote some of his best Cantos there... few people have read 'em. Even fewer have read Jefferson and or Mussolini. Possibly Pound's fascism prefigures and is emblematic of America's descent into corporatism? (fascism without the popular dictator?) after WWII....?

Best Poem of Ezra Pound

A Girl

The tree has entered my hands,
The sap has ascended my arms,
The tree has grown in my breast -
The branches grow out of me, like arms.

Tree you are,
Moss you are,
You are violets with wind above them.
A child - so high - you are,
And all this is folly to the world.

Read the full of A Girl


No man hath dared to write this thing as yet,
And yet I know, how that the souls of all men great
At times pass athrough us,
And we are melted into them, and are not
Save reflexions of their souls.
Thus am I Dante for a space and am
One Francois Villon, ballad-lord and thief,
Or am such holy ones I may not write
Lest blasphemy be writ against my name;

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