“Ezra Pound’s Manifesto”


“Ezra Pound’s Manifesto”

The passion’s free without pentameter.
The word,  more than the sum of all its parts.
Oppose the cosmic poet’s well-worn phrase.
Descriptive hue; cyclonic energy.
Free, open verse; eternity’s white space.
The spirit,  forlorn faces in a crowd
imagines death: ghost-blossoms cover bough.

MVC-005SPhoto by Jacqueline Casey

 

 

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4 Comments on ““Ezra Pound’s Manifesto””

  1. Robbie
    May 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    You managed to use one of my favorite words—pentameter.

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  2. Christine
    May 21, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    Iambic pentameter is my favorite – there was a time I could extemporize poetry in iambic pentameter. 🙂 This is a lovely little poem – I particularly liked “Oppose the cosmic poet’s well-worn phrase.” Such a great line. Thanks for hitchhiking!

    Like

  3. jacquelinecaseypoetry
    May 21, 2014 at 4:20 am #

    Thanks! Enjoyed writing it.

    Like

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