1] A mild parody of W. B. Yeats' "The Lake Isle of Innisfree."
5] cavendish: soft tobacco molded into cakes.
6] shag: strong finely-cut tobacco.
7] Virginia: tobacco grown in the state of Virginia in America.
11] votailles: "whores" in Lustra (1917).
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Original text: Ezra Pound, "Poems Old and New," Poetry: A Magazine of Verse 8.6 (Sept. 1916): 276. See also Ezra Pound's Poetry and Prose: Contributions to Periodicals, prefaced and arranged by Lea Baechler, A. Walton Litz, and James Longenbach (New York and London: Garland, 1991), II (1915-1917): 170. PS 3531 O82A6 1991 Robarts Library.
First publication date: 1916
Publication date note: See Gallup C234
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 4:2002/4/15
Form: Free Verse
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