Ezra Pound

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

Epitaphs

Poem by Ezra Pound

Fu I

Fu I loved the high cloud and the hill,
Alas, he died of alcohol.

Li Po

And Li Po also died drunk.
He tried to embrace a moon
In the Yellow River.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010