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Ezra Pound - The Tree

I stood still and was a tree amid the wood,
Knowing the truth of things unseen before;
Of Daphne and the laurel bow
And that god-feasting couple old
that grew elm-oak amid the wold.
'Twas not until the gods had been
Kindly entreated, and been brought within
Unto the hearth of their heart's home
That they might do this wonder thing;
Nathless I have been a tree amid the wood
And many a new thing understood
That was rank folly to my head before.

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: The Tree

Comment 10 of 10, added on August 8th, 2012 at 1:47 AM.
English and American Literature

i encountered this poem in our english subject..and there is something made me cunfused in this poem.....it would be better if the students who will be reading this poem or literary works familiarize first the mythology stories.........................................

Marfe Nasole Nique from Philippines
Comment 9 of 10, added on March 14th, 2010 at 12:15 AM.
Old Norse

This poem is sensational. Although Pound alludes to Eastern mythology in this poem, the sacred tree that gives knowledge of unseen and unknown knowledge is also in Old Norse mythology. Odin remains in Yggdrasil for (I think) 7 days and learns ancient knowledge.

Michael Jon from Canada
Comment 8 of 10, added on March 4th, 2007 at 6:49 PM.

I like this poem for it represents to the picture of the man who stood to see everything around him and explain the ideas which he has captured

oubaida from United States

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