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Meditatio

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



When I carefully consider the curious habits of dogs
I am compelled to conclude
That man is the superior animal.

When I consider the curious habits of man
I confess, my friend, I am puzzled.
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Written on 1952

Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme XXX XX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 191
Words 37
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 3, 2

Ezra Pound

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

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