Ezra Pound Quotes

The age demanded and image Of its accelerated grimace,
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. (Life and Contacts) (l. 24-25). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
(2) (1)
he had been born In a half savage country, out of date; Bent resolutely on wringing lilies from the acorn;
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. (Life and Contacts) (l. 5-8). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
(2) (2)
All things are a flowing, Sage Heracleitus says; But a tawdry cheapness Shall outlast our days.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. (Life and Contacts) (l. 45-48). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
(1) (2)
Christ follows Dionysus, Phallic and ambrosial Made way for macerations; Caliban casts out Ariel.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. (Life and Contacts) (l. 41-44). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
(1) (2)
For three years, out of key with his time, He strove to resuscitatethe dead art Of poetry; to maintain "the sublime" In the old sense.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. (Life and Contacts) (l. 1-4). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
(1) (1)
Unaffected by "the march of events," He passed from men's memory in l'an trentiesme De son eage; the case presents No adjunct to the Muses' diadem.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. (Life and Contacts) (l. 19-23). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
(1) (1)
Tell her that goes With song upon her lips But sings not out the song, nor knows The maker of it, some other mouth, May be as fair as hers,
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. Envoi (1919) (l. 17-21). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
(1) (1)
When our two dusts with Waller's shall be laid, Siftings on siftings in oblivion, Till change hath broken down All things save Beauty alone.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. Envoi (1919) (l. 23-26). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
(1) (1)
Go, dumb-born book,
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. Envoi (1919) (l. 1). . . The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound. (1957) New Directions.
(1) (1)
Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. "I Gather the Limbs of Osiris," pt. 1, Selected Prose 1909-1965, ed. William Cookson (1973).
(2) (1)