A Pact

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



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.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 29, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEFGHI
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 302
Words 67
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

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Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet and critic of the early modernist movement. more…

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