Thursday, March 12, 2009

Post 554 : A pact, from Lustra, 1916 by Erza Pound

In some earlier post I mentioned how I have started reading (and loving) poetry again. Its me falling in love with the word (all over again!!). Read this someplace today and liked it quite a bit.

Picked the photo from http://pippoetry.blogspot.com/2008/12/ezra-pound-usa-1885-1972-perhaps-most.html

More about Erza Pound at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Pound

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The Pact

I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman—
I have detested you long enough.
I come to you as a grown child
Who has had a pig-headed father;

I am old enough now to make friends.
It was you that broke the new wood,
Now is a time for carving.
We have one sap and one root
Let there be commerce between us.


from Lustra, 1916

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