the age demanded an image
of its accelerated grimace,
something for the modern stage,
not, at any rate, an attic grace
. . .
the "age demanded" chiefly a mould in plaster,
made with no loss of time,
a prose kinema, not, not assuredly, alabaster
or the "sculpture" of rhyme.
ezra pound excerpt: hugh selwyn mauberly
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