Poet Ezra Pound

American poet and critic (B:1885-10-30 - D:1972-11-01)

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A Pact

I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman-
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 is a time for carving.
We have one sap and one root-
Let there be commerce between us.

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