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Ezra Weston Loomis Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound


Poet: Ezra Weston Loomis Pound

Dates: 30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972

Nationality: American

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.