Ezra Pound

Born: October 30, 1885
Died: November 1, 1972

Ezra Pound was one of the most important figures in the early 1900s modernist movement. He was the person that developed Imaginism, a clever mix of many aspects from Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and the exact use of language. He was mainly a free verse poet that left all of himself in his poetry.

In the Station of the Metro

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
petals on a wet, black bough.