“I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman-
A Pact, Ezra Pound, 1913, 1916.
I have detested you long enough.
I come to you as a grown child
who has had a pig-headed father;
I am old enough now to make friends.
It was you that broke the new wood,
now it is time for carving.
We have one sap and one root-
let there be commerce between us.”
Posted on Friday, June 17th 2011, by The internet is ok I guess...