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The Return

by Ezra Pound

See, they return; ah, see the tentative	
Movements, and the slow feet,	
The trouble in the pace and the uncertain	
See, they return, one, and by one,	        
With fear, as half-awakened;	
As if the snow should hesitate	
And murmur in the wind,	
            and half turn back;	
These were the "Wing'd-with-Awe,"	        
Gods of the wingèd shoe!	
With them the silver hounds,	
            sniffing the trace of air!	
Haie! Haie!	        
    These were the swift to harry;	
These the keen-scented;	
These were the souls of blood.	
Slow on the leash,	
            pallid the leash-men!

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