Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound Poems

Ezra Pound is remembered as an incredibly influential, expatriate American poet. He is named as the founder of the Imagist movement. His best-known works include The Cantos and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. His work is known for its clarity, precision, and vibrantly clear images. Read more about Ezra Pound.

Some of Pound’s most famous poems include In a Station of the Metrohis translation of The Seafarer, The Garden, and The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter.

A Pact

by Ezra Pound

In ‘A Pact’ Pound speaks on themes of legacy, writing, and change. Pound explores the hatred he’s always felt for

Canto I

by Ezra Pound

‘Canto I’ is the first piece of Pound’s The Cantos. He started this enormous undertaking when he was thirty years

In a Station of the Metro

by Ezra Pound

‘In a Station of the Metro’ by Ezra Pound is the quintessential Imagist poem. Using very few words, he paints a clear and unforgettable image.


by Ezra Pound

Reminiscent of other poems such as ‘In a Station of the Metro,’ ‘L’Art’ is a memorable short poem that expresses


by Ezra Pound

In ‘Salutation’ Pound addresses themes of happiness/unhappiness, wealth/poverty, and the purpose of life. Through the ten lines of this short

The Encounter

by Ezra Pound

In ‘The Encounter’ Pound taps into themes of modernism, relationships, and perceptions. The poem is short, reminiscent of works like

The Garden

by Ezra Pound

‘The Garden’ by Ezra Pound describes the emotional conflict caused by changes in the upper and lower classes of England during the ending months of WWI. 

The Lake Isle

by Ezra Pound

‘The Lake Isle’ is a two stanza poem that speaks on the same themes as ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’

The Return

by Ezra Pound

‘The Return’ by Ezra Pound is a twenty-nine line, five stanza poem constructed from short lines of varying lengths. The

The Sea of Glass

by Ezra Pound

Pound’s ‘The Sea of Glass’ is an image-rich poem that depicts lovers meeting amid rainbows in the sea. 

The Tree

by Ezra Pound

‘The Tree’ is short, only twelve lines long, but within these brief lines, Ezra Pound is able to use allusion

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