[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by Ezra Pound: Ezra Pound Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by Ezra PoundEzra Pound | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Ezra PoundBooks by Ezra Pound

The Return

Ezra Pound

See, they return; ah, see the tentative
     Movements, and the slow feet,
     The trouble in the pace and the uncertain
     Wavering!

See, they return, one, and by one,
With fear, as half-awakened;
As if the snow should hesitate
And murmur in the wind,
          and half turn back;
These were the "Wing'd-with-Awe,"
          Inviolable.

Gods of the wingèd shoe!
With them the silver hounds,
          sniffing the trace of air!

Haie! Haie!
     These were the swift to harry;
These the keen-scented;
These were the souls of blood.

Slow on the leash,
          pallid the leash-men!


Submitted by Michael Schiavo

Added: 24 Feb 2003 | Last Read: 21 Apr 2018 7:56 AM | Viewed: 8688 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of The Return by Ezra Pound, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/8027/ | Viewed on 21 April 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.