Ezra Pound

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

The Return - Poem by Ezra Pound

See, they return; ah, see the tentative
Movements, and the slow feet,
The trouble in the pace and the uncertain
Wavering!

See, they return, one by one,
With fear, as half-awakened;
As if the snow should hesitate
And murmur in the wind,
and half turn back;
These were the "Wing'd-with-Awe,"
Inviolable.

Gods of the Wingèd shoe!
With them the silver hounds,
sniffing the trace of air!

Haie! Haie!
These were the swift to harry;
These the keen-scented;
These were the souls of blood.

Slow on the leash,
pallid the leash-men!


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  • (8/20/2016 11:25:00 AM)


    Incredible dominance of poetic view of deity action and suspence, probably too powerful to be set to music. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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