Ezra Pound

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

Ezra Pound Poems

121. Les Millwin 4/1/2010
122. L'Homme Moyen Sensuel 4/1/2010
123. Liu Ch'E 4/1/2010
124. M. Pom-Pom 4/1/2010
125. Marvoil 4/1/2010
126. Masks 1/1/2004
127. Mauberley 4/1/2010
128. Medallion 1/1/2004
129. Meditatio 1/3/2003
130. Mesmerism 4/1/2010
131. Middle-Aged 4/1/2010
132. Moeurs Contemporaines 4/1/2010
133. Monumentum Aere, Etc. 4/1/2010
134. Mr. Housman's Message 4/1/2010
135. Mr. Nixon 4/1/2010
136. N. Y. 4/1/2010
137. Na Audiart 4/1/2010
138. National Song (E.C.) 4/1/2010
139. Near Perigord 4/1/2010
140. Nicotine 1/1/2004
141. Night Litany 4/1/2010
142. Notes For Canto Cxx 1/20/2003
143. Of Jacopo Del Sellaio 4/1/2010
144. Old Idea Of Choan By Rosoriu 4/1/2010
145. Ole Kate 4/1/2010
146. On His Own Face In A Glass 4/1/2010
147. Ortus 4/1/2010
148. Our Contemporaries 4/1/2010
149. Pagani’s, November 8 4/1/2010
150. Pan Is Dead 4/1/2010
151. Paracelsus In Excelsis 4/1/2010
152. Phanopoeia 4/1/2010
153. Phyllidula 4/1/2010
154. Piccadilly 4/1/2010
155. Piere Vidal Old 4/1/2010
156. Planh For The Young English King 4/1/2010
157. Poem 4/1/2010
158. Poem By The Bridge At Ten-Shin 4/1/2010
159. Poetic Eggs 4/1/2010
160. Portrait D'Une Femme 1/3/2003

Comments about Ezra Pound

  • 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.

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  • 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....?

  • Christian Gehman Christian Gehman (1/4/2012 7:21:00 AM)

    Pound can hardly be considered mad... certainly no madder than any other poet... St. Elizabeth's was part of his plea bargain agreement to avoid execution for treason after WWII.

  • Emeni Phimu (11/12/2009 5:49:00 AM)

    tell me full reference of this poem also difficult words and word meaning including examples

  • Uriah Hamilton (7/12/2005 8:31:00 AM)

    Mad twentieth century poet
    Of brilliance!

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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