Fratres Minores

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



With minds still hovering above their testicles
Certain poets here and in France
Still sigh over established and natural fact
Long since fully discussed by Ovid.
They howl. They complain in delicate and exhausted metres
That the twitching of three abdominal nerves
Is incapable of producing a lasting Nirvana.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 28, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCCDEF
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 311
Words 51
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 7

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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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