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Short poem

Ezra Loomis Pound (1885-1972)


              1When I carefully consider the curious habits of dogs,
              2I am compelled to admit
              3That man is the superior animal.

              4When I consider the curious habits of man,
              5I confess, my friend, I am puzzled.


2] admit: "conclude" in Lustra (1916).

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Ezra Pound, "Poems," Blast 1 (London, June 20, 1914): 48. 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), I (1902-1914): 257. PS 3531 O82A6 1991 Robarts Library.
First publication date: 1914
Publication date note: See Gallup C148
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 4:2002/4/15

Form: Free Verse

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