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Pound, Ezra: A Pact

Portre of Pound, Ezra

A Pact (English)

I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman -

I have detested you long enough.

I come to you as a grown child

Who has had a pig-headed father;

I am old enough now to make friends.

It was you that broke the new wood,

Now is a time for carving.

We have one sap and one root -

Let there be commerce between us.

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Un pacto (Spanish)

Walt Whitman, quiero hacer con vos un pacto;

te detesté por suficiente tiempo.

Te vengo a ver como alguien que de chico

soportó a un padre muy cabeza dura;

ya tengo edad para reconciliarnos.

Fuiste vos quien cortó madera nueva,

y ahora es el momento de tallarla.

Compartimos la savia y la raíz:

que haya comercio ahora entre nosotros.

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