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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.