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Analysis and comments on Meditatio by Ezra Pound

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Comment 13 of 77, added on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:22 AM.

Very good, very concise, very thought-provoking. Man has more potential to
evolve to a higher superior being, I am sure; but dog may or may not have
such potential. Very good poem.

Balwant Singh from India
Comment 12 of 77, added on May 23rd, 2008 at 2:31 AM.

yes, may be we can be as curious as dogs
but we dogs can not be as loving as we are towards our fellow human beings.
we are special beings. we can love and we can feel for another human beings
including dogs but dogs cannot feel for us.

Lucia Aerung Bwebwetaake from Fiji
Comment 11 of 77, added on May 23rd, 2008 at 2:20 AM.

i really like this poem because it clearly state the fact of human being.
they are multihhuman being not like animals. generally we can act like
clever, smart human being but at the same time we can also act and live the
way other living organism does like animals.

Temaiti from Fiji
Comment 10 of 77, added on March 24th, 2008 at 7:47 PM.

This poem is saying that dogs sometimes behave strangely, and when the
behavior of dogs is compared to the behavior of humans, it is obvious that
human behavior is less strange, thus superior. But when the poet examines
some of the strange behaviors that humans are capable of, he becomes
perplex, BECAUSE, dogs have a good reason for why they behave strangely,
THEY ARE DOGS, what the hell is our excuse! Ta da! Thank you very much.

Paul Camacho from United States
Comment 9 of 77, added on June 15th, 2007 at 12:16 PM.

The dog is not the superior animal. Niether are humans the same as
animals. Dogs can be loving, witty, violent and exhibit any number of
other complex behaviours that they may share with humans. Humans, however,
have creative capabilities of art, and of science. Dogs can use their
reasoning skills to catch a ball or a frisbee, but they will never, as
Newton did, attempt to use that principle to explain the motion of the
stars and planets.

The key to the second part of the poem is that humans can choose to act
constructively, through science, art, literature, archecture...any number
of disciplines OR to just be lazy. A lazy human is not superior to a dog.

Comment 8 of 77, added on March 12th, 2007 at 4:28 PM.

was ezra christian?

Nikki from United States

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Meditatio
Added: Feb 20 2003
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