Ezra Pound

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

Salutation - Poem by Ezra Pound

O generation of the thoroughly smug
      and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
      and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
      and do not even own clothing.

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  • Zoila T. Flores (5/9/2015 8:53:00 PM)

    Well, I think I admire them more now. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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