Salutation

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



O generation of the thoroughly smug
      and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
      and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
      and do not even own clothing.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEFGHIJ
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 358
Words 65
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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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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