Category Archives: Pound (Ezra)

Living Glory Full of Truth and Grace

Spiritual Sunday Today’s church readings are about, as Paul puts it in his First Letter to the Corinthians, seeing God face to face rather than “through a glass darkly.” We hear first about how Moses, after receiving the Ten Commandments, returned to the Israelites with his face so lit up that he had to wear […]

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Blizzard Jonas: How the Wind Doth Ramm!

In “Ancient Music” Ezra Pound voices what all those who were hit hard by the weekend’s Jonas Blizzard were thinking–and often saying.

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Pound’s Description of a Long Marriage

With every passing year of my marriage, which hits 42 years today, my appreciation for Ezra Pound’s “River-Merchant’s Wife” grows.

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Austen’s Good Enough Match

First of all, a happy birthday to Jane Austen (thanks to my mother for pointing this out).  Jane would have been 234 today. My students have been bothered by the Marianne-Brandon marriage that concludes Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, and I’m inclined to agree with them.  Kat Vander Wende reasonably pointed out that the sought-after […]

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