Poet: Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
Dates: 30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972
Title of Poem: The Three Poets
Candidia has taken a new lover
And three poets are gone into mourning.
The first has written a long elegy to ‘Chloris’,
To ‘Chloris chaste and cold,’ his ‘only Chloris’.
The second has written a sonnet
upon the mutability of woman,
And the third writes an epigram to Candidia.
Brief Biography: Pound was a poet and critic. He was a major figure of the Modernist Movement. Pound’s poetry was development of Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry.