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Selected Poems by Ezra Pound
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Feb 12, 08

only because it has the A River Merchant's Wife: A Letter -- the best translation of all. WCW and I think even Raymond Carver among others translated this poem from Chinese and Pound's is the best.
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Cynthia Beautifully said! Until I get a copy of the print copy of this book I am resting in the peaceful flow of his works online, easing into a rainy Saturday of poetry writing. River Merchant's Wife: A Letter is my all time favourite of his works too. For those who don't have a copy of the book,

It's such a treat to study this poem in English alongside the original Chinese with students who speak Mandarin. Makes me wish I could could see all of the extra beauty they perceive in the Chinese characters.

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