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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
281. 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
Wavering!
 
See, they return, one, and by one,        5
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,”        10
            inviolable.
 
Gods of that wingèd shoe!
With them the silver hounds,
            sniffing the trace of air!
 
Haie! Haie!        15
    These were the swift to harry;
These the keen-scented;
These were the souls of blood.
 
Slow on the leash,
            pallid the leash-men!        20
 

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