Poet: Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
Dates: 30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972
Title of Poem: An Immorality
Sing we for love and idleness,
Naught else is worth the having.
Though I have been in many a land,
There is naught else in living.
And I would rather have my sweet,
Though rose-leaves die of grieving,
Than do high deeds in Hungary
To pass all men’s believing.
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.