Over at Social Matter they are going to the beginning of English Poem, to John Skelton: priest, politican and satirist. I’m looking at Pound during his asian phrase. He was moving towards imagism, but I prefer Master Li: “It is no wonder that most genius in China turn to the bottle” The neo-Confucians do not […]Read More → Short ancients, minimal Pound.
I prefer Ezra when he was pithy. This is simple. That does not mean it is not profound. Ts’ai Chi’h The petals fall in the fountain, the orange-coloured rose-leaves, Their ochre clings to the stone. Ezra Pound Instead, to be this simple is hard.Read More → A shorter Pound.