An Immorality

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



Sing we for love and idleness,
Naught else is worth the having.

Though I have been in many a land,
There is naught else in living.

And I would rather have my sweet,
Though rose-leaves die of grieving,

Than do high deeds in Hungary
To pass all men's believing.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme XA XA XA XA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 263
Words 51
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2

Ezra Pound

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

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