when John first took a look
at Ezra’s book
he couldn’t make any sense of it
so he wiped his glasses on his shirt
thinking that dirt 
on the lenses might be the reason
although it wasn’t
then he re-viewed it 
some of it looked a bit like English he thought
but other bits were in Chinese
and reading that’s not exactly a breeze
if you come from Luton
Pound
was a lot less fun than walking your faithful hound
John decided as he reached for his doggie’s lead
and his doggie agreed

John Hegley Reviews ‘The Cantos’ by Ezra Pound

© 2019 by Rob Stuart