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Analysis and comments on Ballad of the Goodly Fere by Ezra Pound

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Comment 7 of 297, added on December 11th, 2008 at 11:58 PM.

I laughed out loud at the comment that the poem was irony, meant to show
that Christ was no more than folk hero. Talk about missing the point! The
poem is meant to show that Christ, the REAL Christ, is real man ... and
real God.

David Ross from United States
Comment 6 of 297, added on July 25th, 2008 at 7:27 AM.

This poem is filled with irony. It cleverly depicts Christ as a folk hero.
The implication being that he is no different from other mythical heroes
such as robin hood or king arthur.

Betty Martin from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 297, added on March 15th, 2008 at 2:38 AM.

"the hounds of the crimson sky gave toungue"
oh my god, they don't write 'em like that anymore . . .

Andrew from United States
Comment 4 of 297, added on June 9th, 2007 at 4:02 AM.

Anger? Oh please.
Judgement? Oh please.
A man of the Word? Uhmmm....

NO capon PRIEST was the Goodly Fere
But a MAN O' MEN was he
(my emphases)

t from Italy
Comment 3 of 297, added on April 16th, 2006 at 7:20 PM.

This is a poem - and there are not too many of them.

Danis Dincer from United States
Comment 2 of 297, added on December 23rd, 2005 at 12:15 PM.

This is probably my favorite poem about Jesus. He is portrayed to be so
strong and masculine, as is reflected in the Bible. Today we hear about
his gentle, non-judgmental and forgiving nature and tend to forget that he
was capable of righteous anger and did not mince words when he observed a
wrong. As he was also a carpenter we can assume he had a measure of
physical strength also.

Joan from United States
Comment 1 of 297, added on November 1st, 2005 at 3:48 PM.

This poem, in my opinion, is without a doubt the finest and most powerful
poem that Ezra Pound wrote. It gives such a visual image of Christ, not as
a weak preacher, but as a strong man of the Word. We would do well to take
note in our own lives.

Chris from United States

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Ballad of the Goodly Fere
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Nov 22 2000

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