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Yeats and Pound

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We have let the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats on June 13th go by unmentioned.  Yes, really , 150 years, 1865. In her impressionable youth Gert was a great Yeats fan, and she still thinks he wrote some of the greatest poems in the language, even if he was a rather silly man.  Here are some slightly left-field observations, courtesy of Ezra Pound. Continue reading Yeats and Pound