The Baby

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



The baby new to earth and sky
Has never until now
Unto himself the question put
Or asked us if the cow

Is higher in the mental scale
Than men like me and you,
Or if the cow refrains from food
Till she finds work to do.

'The baby new to earth and sky,'
As Tennyson has written,
Just goes ahead and sucks a teat
Like to-day's great men in Britain.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 28, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abxb xcxc Adxd
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 342
Words 74
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

Ezra Pound

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

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