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torrehomerica: Love, gone as lightning, enduring 5000 years. (Ezra Pound).

PieCorbett: Teaching Ezra pound's In a Station of the Metro and shifting into writing.

alolikadutt: Three spirits came to me And drew me apart To where the olive boughs Lay stripped upon the ground: Pale carnage beneath bright mist. — April, Ezra Pound

g_jareta: Ezra Pound, "ABC da literatura":

Pendidikan4Id: “With one day's reading a man may have the key in his hands.” ― Ezra Pound

DRJACOBRAM: Imagine, if you will, that Ezra Pound was a software developer

alienveri: ezra pound, cathay.

Pendidikan4Id: “Literature is news that stays news.” ― Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading

JohnSte40163279: Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce and Ezra Pound (Paris, 1923).

MarineCafeBlog: A rare recording of American poet and critic Ezra Pound reading in 1939 his translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, The Seafarer. Worth a listen ==>

nonchalantly_: "from here on out, nose dives from the ivory tower" "bro who r u, ezra pound?"

GiulioXIV: “What thou lovest well remains, the rest is dross. What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee. What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage.” Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI

Pendidikan4Id: “No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.” ― Ezra Pound

Poem2Poem: The tree has entered my hands, / The sap has ascended my arms, - Ezra Pound

regularcars_bot: Hey son where are you going? Come back here! I wrote a song and it goes BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN EZRA POUND

enriqueramirez: I’m working on an essay about the “bromance” between Buckminster Fuller and Ezra Pound. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well. And yes, that is Isamu Noguchi on the right in this photo from 1967.

cafmetcalfe: - The Condolence, Ezra Pound

PositiveAnarch2: Ezra Pound.

VillanoRaimondo: The indifferent have never made history, they have never even understood any history. Gli indifferenti non hanno mai fatto la storia, non hanno mai neanche capito la storia. (Ezra Pound)

d_umadlpisani: Ezra Pound sitting in car, 1930.

pinkkudu: Discovered today that Pasolini interviewed Ezra Pound in 1967. Made my day. Link to watch here:

dylan_username: I will never, and I mean never, stop finding it funny how Ezra Pound referred to Bengal as "our new Greece"

GuyNordenson: ezra pound in the cantos on this vortex of many artists under the worse tyrant until hitler by some accounts.

Pendidikan4Id: “Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.” ― Ezra Pound

isthmorum: Ezra Pound interview for BBC 1959

cityafreaks: Two of my mutuals now have Ezra Pound pfps. The energy is shifting.

LordGrimdark: Ezra Pound once challenged my great grandfather to a duel. True story.

apeirontic: 18 miles of books and only one copy of anything by Ezra Pound

JMWSPT: Reading Ezra Pound again and with some pleasure. But, seriously, people: if it took a couple fascist speech to show you he was a charlatan and a nut job, then you really should NOT trust yourself to cross the street. To think he once determined fates will trouble my sleep always.

mkimdorman: "... my fiancé, swimming at Paraggi, Canto 90, and Campari bitter and ripe olives." -Gustaf Sobin, a list of things he loves, from a letter to Ezra Pound (thanks to Patrick Pritchett)

mkimdorman: ... Wei and Han rushing together two rivers together bright fish and flotsam torn bough in the flood and the waters clear with the flowing Out of heaviness where no mind moves at all -Ezra Pound, from Canto XC

OMamadoudiallo: 'And the days are not full enough' And the days are not full enough And the nights are not full enough And life slips by like a field mouse Not shaking the grass. Ezra Pound

Wattpad_ID: “No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.” ― Ezra Pound

DokH6197: Make strong old dreams Lest this our world lose heart A lume spento, 1908 Ezra Pound

NewSocialistUK: "Relentless capitalist newness is precisely (part of) the problem at hand. The historical avant garde has participated in this drive to newness, from Ezra Pound’s slogan of “Make it new”, to Italian Futurism’s techno-fixations."//

lifewanton: A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him. (Ezra Pound)

DavidMKatz1: "What thou lovest well remains, the rest is dross What thou lov’st well shall not be reft from thee What thou lov’st well is thy true heritage"--Ezra Pound

LuciusPamuncius: Whereof memory of man runneth not to the contrary Dome Book, Ina, Offa and Æthelbert, folcright for a thousand years — Ezra Pound, Canto LXVII.387

McLinstitute: “I am an intellectual thug who has slowly been accumulating a private arsenal with every intention of using it. In a mindless age, every insight takes on the character of a lethal weapon.” Marshall McLuhan to Ezra Pound, letter, June 22, 1951

poesispoesis: "Eliot once said of his mentor and [copyediting] friend, who he first met in 1914 in Europe, “Mr. Pound is more responsible for the 20th‐century revolution in poetry than is any other individual.”"

Poem2Poem: The tree has entered my hands, / The sap has ascended my arms, - Ezra Pound

PananthattilR: "Lest man know not That he on dry land loveliest liveth, List how I, care-wretched, on ice-cold sea, Weathered the winter, wretched outcast Deprived of my kinsmen.." --- The Seafarer, Ezra Pound

BestQuote85: All great art is born of the metropolis. -Ezra Pound -Art Follow Please

BrianEberle1: Suddenly having vivid flashbacks to last night's class when I described Ezra Pound to my students by saying "he's kind of like a problematic Aristotle for modernism," and I'm pretty sure that even I'm confused about what I meant?

DerekPutin: Better Than Ezra Pound

monouprosmonon: I have tried to write Paradise Do not move Let the wind speak that is paradise. —Ezra Pound, “Notes for Canto CXX”

monouprosmonon: The ant’s a centaur in his dragon world. Pull down thy vanity, it is not man Made courage, or made order, or made grace, Pull down thy vanity, I say pull down. —Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI

monouprosmonon: “Knowledge is or may be necessary to understanding, but it weighs as nothing against understanding, and there is not the least use or need of retaining it in the form of dead catalogues once you understand the process.” —Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur, 53

monouprosmonon: “Our life is, in so far as it is worth living, made up in great part of things indefinite, impalpable . . . .” —Ezra Pound. “I Gather the Limbs of Osiris”

monouprosmonon: “An administrator in a bureaucratic world is a man who can feel big by merging his non-entity in an abstraction. A real person in touch with real things inspires terror in him.” —Marshall McLuhan, Letter to Ezra Pound, 22 June 1951

monouprosmonon: “Our science is from the watching of shadows . . . .” —Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXV

ForOvercomers: Real education must ultimately be limited to those who insist on learning. The rest is mere sheep herding. - Ezra Pound

mkimdorman: Wearing out my shoes, 8th day On the bad roads, I got into Charleroi. Bread, butter, at the Green Cabaret And the ham half cold. -Jean Arthur Rimbaud (tr. Ezra Pound)

gayle_dallas: Antonios Palmerini In A Station Of The Metro “The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.” —-Ezra Pound

welfordwrites: If a man isn’t willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he’s no good. Ezra Pound

missford87: 'And the days are not full enough' And the days are not full enough And the nights are not full enough And life slips by like a field mouse Not shaking the grass. Ezra Pound

Feral_Fugitive: Ezra Pound

thewordfuss: Taufiq Rafat, The Ezra Pound of Pakistan

jacksonmello42: Florida is one of the best states for absolutely insane bumper stickers on cars. Every other car has stickers on it like “In this car, Ezra Pound is a hero!” or “I want road head from a CLOWN!”

merrilymaralie: what’s that ezra pound quote that’s like “they say every man is a poet and i believe it as much as i believe every man should know enough music to be able to play ‘god bless our home’ on the harmonium, but i don’t believe in every man giving concerts and printing his sin”

angelozanola: A Moveable Feast: Or How Ford Maddox Ford had terrible breath, Ezra Pound was a great guy who never believed in anything bad, and I had to convince F Scott Fitzgerald the size of his dick was okay by Ernest Hemingway

cityafreaks: >have to read and do a presentation on an early 20th century literary work >it opens with something from Ezra Pound EVERY TIME

MayaCPopa: “Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.” — Ezra Pound

ElImperioUnive1: "The age demanded an image of its accelerated grimace, something for the modern stage, not, at any rate, an Attic grace. Not, not certainly the obscure reveries of the inward gaze; better mendacities than the classics in paraphrase!" Ezra Pound. Il miglior fabbro.

KingofShirgar: Ezra Pound hand an informal circle who'd meet with him, which was dubbed the Ezra-versity. The Order would be something like this, only more secret.

maranamax: Do not move Let the wind speak that is paradise. – Ezra Pound, Notes for Canto CXX

anvyrd: Still kinda shaken up from finding out Ezra pound was a fascist 3 days ago

ElBuenHenri: Evil Ezra Pound be like PAPYRUS Spring..... Too close..... Gongula.....

jacksonmello42: Florida is one of the best states for absolutely insane bumper stickers on cars. Every other car has stickers on it like “In this car, Ezra Pound is a hero!” or “I leant road head from a CLOWN!”

daluiujjal: Ezra Pound's Cantos

JJ_Gazette: 6 Sept. 1921 John Quinn to WB Yeats Extract "[S]aw a good deal of Ezra Pound and James Joyce. Joyce asked me about you and we talked about Synge, whom Joyce had known in Paris before Synge returned to Ireland." —

GDRNorminton: Two things writers need: someone to write for, and a good editor. I'm lecturing on Eliot next week. Ezra Pound told him to cut a line from the typescript of what would become 'The Waste Land'. So *in one sitting*, Eliot wrote a long poem that ended with these lines:

msatweet: Shortlist, MSA Prize for Editions, Anthologies, & Collections, continued: Timothy Billings, ed., Cathay: A Critical Edition by Ezra Pound (Fordham U.P) Sara Crangle, ed., I’m Working Here: The Collected Poems of Anna Mendelssohn (Shearsman Books)

regularcars_bot: Hey son where are you going? Come back here! I wrote a song and it goes BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN EZRA POUND

TomLondon6: 'And the days are not full enough' And the days are not full enough And the nights are not full enough And life slips by like a field mouse Not shaking the grass. by Ezra Pound

Regina_Kenney: Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - Ezra Pound

Hephaestus7: Ezra Pound and the drafts of The Waste Land - The British Library

LesNoyades: 51 It is observed that the doctors most in public esteem are those in whom the minimum of talent is joined to the greatest astuteness. —Rémy de Gourmont Ezra Pound translation

bussybusterb: ezra pound and percy bysshe shelley are the same person. prove me wrong

Rothweeee: Bring back garrets, I say. (The Garret ~ Ezra Pound)

ZarathustrasDad: Slam six beers, take an exam at two in the morning, frame a picture of Ezra Pound on your wall, there is no god, nothing matters

johnstonglenn: Italian publisher Vanni Scheiwiller died OTD in 1999. He published works by and about James Joyce, including the beautiful Musica da Camera (Chamber Music) and Dario de Tuoni's Ricordo di Joyce a Trieste. He also published Ezra Pound.

CulturaLevi: "Be in me as the eternal moods of the bleak wind, and not As transient things are— gaiety of flowers. Have me in the strong loneliness of sunless cliffs And of grey waters. Let the gods speak softly of us In days hereafter, The shadowy flowers of Orcus Remember thee." Ezra Pound

skydog811: Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. Ezra Pound

skydog811: Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music. Ezra Pound

skydog811: It is the business of the artist to make humanity aware of itself. Ezra Pound

corruptNovelist: Ezra Pound relates some career advice for writers

nasirjkhattak: "'The Waste Land' first appeared in print in 'The Criterion,' a quarterly British literary magazine founded and edited by Eliot. The poem’s final form was heavily influenced by Ezra Pound, who made extensive cuts and revisions to Eliot’s manuscript."

HuntClancy: "He pled insanity, but the doctors who assessed the poet found him to be of sane condition. However, the superintendant of St. Elizabeths at the time, Dr. Winfred Olverholser, who had a cultural fascination with the poet, protected Pound" (1/2)

HuntClancy: "from criminal prosecution and a possible life sentence by crafting a testimony to have him treated as insane.[1] It stands as a clear example of abuse of psychiatry in criminal justice, but it worked, and in 1946 Ezra Pound was admitted into St. Elizabeths."

HuntClancy: The Department of Homeland Security put their HQ on the campus of St. Elizabeth's; St. E's was the DC HHS asylum where the American government kept the fascist Italian radio personality & poet Ezra Pound locked up for twelve years post WW2, deemed too insane for a treason trial.

nonchalantly_: It is not at all difficult to imagine Ezra Pound saying that he can’t be anti-Semitic because he’s fond of Carthaginians

TipoNomeForma: “A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him”. — Ezra Pound.

Ghitelman: Cancel culture back in the day used to be wild, like you’d get canceled for being gay or communist but a literal fascist like Ezra Pound won a prize for poetry from the Library of Congress just a few years after he was making broadcasts for mussolini

LookUpYoga: Just today I learned about Eileen Gray Under the male pseudonym Jean Désert, Gray opened her own gallery in 1922, the clientele of which would quickly come to include Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and the Rothchilds.

sincitydvd: Ezra Pound's Kensington: An Exploration 1885-1913 [Hardcover, 1965]

quietjuneday: Ezra Pound

DemilichLovato: "A German ambassador once told me he cldnt bear St Paul He was, he said, so hard on fornication" - Ezra Pound

minds: "A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him." - Ezra Pound

Wattpad_ID: “Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.” ― Ezra Pound



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