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- I have followed my ear and my heart, which may be false. I hope not.
- Preface, In the Net of Stars, 1909
- Like most inventors, Pound did not create out of the void. The "Image" he took from T.E. Hulme's table talk. The "ism" was suggested to him by the notes on contemporary French poetry which I wrote for Harold Monro's Poetry Review. The collacation of 'image' and 'ism' came to Pound after I had told him about Divoire's essays on stratégie littéraire.
- Verse Chronicle, article, The Criterion, 1932
Contemporary French Poetry, The Poetry Review, 1914Edit
Translation from Robert de Souza Du Rythme en francais
- The poem, a harmonious flow of nuances, demands a musical rhythm, Vers libre.
- There is a natural physiological tendency to pronounce in one breath successive groups of rhythmic feet, and the rhythmic content in the average length of breathing can only be called a verse.
German Chronicle, Poetry & Drama, vol. II, 1914Edit
German Chronicle, Poetry & Drama, vol. II, ed. Harold Munro Poetry Bookshop, London 1914
- The point is that any piece of Impressionism, whether it be prose, verse or painting, or sculpture, is the record of the impression.
- Every speech is at once a language serving the purposes of will, expressing intimate desires and commands, and at same time expressing thoughts by a sequence of concepts.