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Poetry: Pound

    [Child of the grass]

    Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

    Child of the grass

    The years pass Above us

    Shadows of air All these shall Love us

    Winds for our fellows

    The browns and the yellows

          Of autumn our colors

    Now at our life's morn. Be we well sworn

    Ne'er to grow older

    Our spirits be bolder At meeting

    Than e'er before All the old lore

    Of the forests & woodways

    Shall aid us: Keep we the bond & seal

    Ne'er shall we feel

          Aught of sorrow


          Let light flow about thee

          As  a cloak of air

    This poem is one of many published by the EServer, a nonprofit collective.