E.O. Hoppé Ezra Pound 1918
“…it hath brought palsey to bed, lyeth
between the young bride and her bridegroom
They have brought whores for Eleusis
Corpses are set to banquet
at behest of usura.” Ezra Pound, Canto XLV 1937
Every once in a while, it seems like a good idea to post a little something by Ezra Pound, who is in the quite bizarre position of being one of the great exemplars of modernist poetry, yet who rejected everything in the world that was modern and was a quasi-fascist and an anti-semite. Sometimes, things make even less sense that they usually do. The world is quite the irrational place.