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“After Ch’u Yuan” was published in Des Imagistes: An Anthology (Albert and Charles Boni, 1914). 

After Ch’u Yuan

I will get me to the wood
Where the gods walk garlanded in wisteria,
By the silver-blue flood move others with ivory cars.
There come forth many maidens
                to gather grapes for the leopards, my friend.
For there are leopards drawing the cars.

I will walk in the glade,
I will come out of the new thicket
                and accost the procession of maidens.
 

This poem is in the public domain. 

This poem is in the public domain. 

Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound is generally considered the poet most responsible for defining and promoting a modernist aesthetic in poetry.

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O my songs,
Why do you look so eagerly and so curiously into people's faces,
Will you find your lost dead among them?

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The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
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And then went down to the ship,
Set keel to breakers, forth on the godly sea, and
We set up mast and sail on that swart ship,
Bore sheep aboard her, and our bodies also 
Heavy with weeping, so winds from sternward
Bore us out onward with bellying canvas,
Circe's this craft, the trim-coifed goddess.
Then sat we