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    These Fought in Any Case
    History; Posted on: 2007-11-11 08:59:42 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    A poem for Veterans Day by Ezra Pound These fought in any case, and some believing pro domo, in any case ..... Died some, pro patria, walked eye-deep in hell believing in old men's lies, then unbelieving came home, home to a lie, home to many deceits, home to old lies and new infamy; usury age-old and age-thick and liars in public places. Daring as never before, wastage as never before. Young blood and high blood, fair cheeks, and fine bodies; fortitude as never before frankness as never before, disillusions as never told in the old days, hysterias, trench confessions, laughter out of dead bellies.

    Ezra Pound's poem was a response to the horrors of World War I and the corruption that led to, and followed from it.
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