salutation

This has always been, and continues to be, one of my favorite poems:


O generation of the thoroughly smug
      and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
      and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
      and do not even own clothing.  

- Ezra Pound









Photos by Dorothea Lange.
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FYI - New poem on Verses: Settle.

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