Ezra Pound

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

Les Millwin - Poem by Ezra Pound

The little Millwins attend the Russian Ballet.
The mauve and greenish souls of the little Millwins
Were seen lying along the upper seats
Like so many unused boas.

The turbulent and undisciplined host of art students-
The rigorous deputation from ‘Slade’-
Was before them.

With arms exalted, with fore-arms
Crossed in great futuristic X's, the art students
Exulted, they beheld the splendours of Cleopatra

And the little Millwins beheld these things;
With their large and anaemic eyes they looked out upon
this configuration.

Let us therefore mention the fact,
For it seems to us worthy of record.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 29, 2011


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