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Author's Notes:  "Complexus-Syntaxus-Maximus" is a Double Dactyl formatted write with an obvious play on words.  This poem touches on the acknowledged complexity of the syntax associated with many of the poems by "Ezra Weston Loomis Pound," a twentieth-century contemporary of T. S. Eliot, and like Eliot, one of the legendary great poets of that century.  In fact, Pound and Eliot together, through their professional and personal association and their respective poems and poetic essays, ushered in an aura of newness and modernity in poetic thought and application, whereby they virtually reshaped and enlivened the very essence of traditional English literature which constituted a major departure from the earlier poetic practices of poets in the Victorian Age.  In spite of this, Pound is well-known even today through his writings for his obvious panache for arcane subjects, rhetorical flourishes, and complexity in writing poetic verse -- making a many of his poems, at times, most challenging to read -- even among poets and even more so for the general reading public.  Nevertheless, this does not and should not detract from his overall brilliance and the broad scope of his contributions that he made as a modern poet. 

Categories:  allegory, confusion, imagery, introspection, onomatopoeia, poetry, and poets.

Complexus-Syntaxus-Maximus Complexity-Syntaxity Ezra Weston Loomis Pound Flamboyant expression Poetic modernity new. Seeking no rifacimento Onomatopoeia Confusing readers so Intricate verses make us blue. Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved November 22, 2014 (Double Dactyl)

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Date: 11/26/2014 10:04:00 AM
Gary you will be happy to know that Ezra Pound has been translated into Bengali ( my mother tongue). I have ordered one copy. Within in a day or two I will be a proud owner of a great book.Thank you for everything. LoveXXXX rajat.
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Date: 11/26/2014 5:44:00 PM
Ezra Pound is Bengali?? Oh Man!! He's terribly hard enough in English. You are indeed a brave man Rajat!! Enjoy the extra read in Bengali. To read Pound is truly to read the challenging and difficult, yet I'm drawn to his works. Very much so too with T.S. Eliot -- another big favorite of mine. Best Wishes to you and your family Rajat!! Peace and Love . . . Gary
Date: 11/26/2014 9:58:00 AM
At first glance it is a bit complicated, but after reading your notes and the poem several times over meanings come to pop up out of almost nowhere. It's a jog in poesy and honestly so entertaining. It is a great experience for me Gary. You are so methodical and helpful. You are always a joy and a brother figure to me. Love to you and your wife( I do not know her name). Take care. RAJAT
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Date: 11/26/2014 5:37:00 PM
Rajat My Good Friend!! Thanks for taking a read here of my Double Dactyl write on Mr. Pound. It has that degree of complexity (on purpose by me) just like Pound has with his various writes. That's why I always to "Author's Notes" -- to help the reader and it's an audit trial for me too. My wife's name is "Ingrid." Best Always, Gary
Date: 11/23/2014 10:14:00 AM
Hello Gary! This is an excellent poem my dear friend! Very much enjoyed reading this one too. Have a most wonderful week! :) God bless you always! :) Love and hugs! xxx D.
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Date: 11/23/2014 10:42:00 AM
"D" Glad you liked this poem on Ezra Pound!! Best to you too for the upcoming week. Love, peace, and happiness . . . Gary
Date: 11/23/2014 8:38:00 AM
This is fantastic and really, you are on top of it; immense thanks for sharing Gary. Have a wonderful week ahead...huggs
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Date: 11/23/2014 9:04:00 AM
KAYOD5, Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting on my Double Dactyl spoof on Ezra Pound. (I hope my author's notes helped to navigate this write.) This one took some time to get it just like I wanted it. I will be by to check out your poetry too!! My Best Wishes to You Always . . . Gary!!
Date: 11/23/2014 8:34:00 AM
superb piece of writing gary the notes really blew this piece out of the water so to speak
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Date: 11/23/2014 8:59:00 AM
Thanks Liam!! This is one of those "Thinking Person's" poems that I've spoken of in many of our past discussions. Ezra Pound tends not to be so common among many poets today. He was academically trained in literature and classical languages and was very gifted!! His prose is challenging to read. This makes him all the more a favorite of mine!! (But I had classical training too!!) He did much for modern poetry. Gary
Date: 11/22/2014 5:59:00 PM
It actually made sense to me!! Outstanding my friend, loved every complexus word!
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Date: 11/23/2014 8:10:00 AM
David, I'm thrilled to hear this!! This was my first Double Dactyl, and much work!! You caught my play on words and the obvious association directly with Ezra Pound. Many of his Pound's poems are laden with complex syntax, obscure foreign words and references, etc. Eliot and Pound are two of my favorites. Pound personifies "reading the difficult." He's challenging, but worth it to the Maximus! Best, Gary
Date: 11/22/2014 4:31:00 PM
- I think this is "my first" Double Dactyl poems, Gary - Unique and very skilled, I like it - Beautiful weekend to you my friend :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/22/2014 5:21:00 PM
Anne-Lise, Thanks for your review here!! This was actually my first Double Dactyl write. This one took me a while to put together because of the subject and the very complex poet I was writing about. I did much research on the Double Dactyl before attempting one. I will do more of these in the future!! Best Wishes Always!! Gary
Date: 11/22/2014 4:00:00 PM
Yes sir, you confused me. I know this isn't German. Its das wirchlich English?
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Date: 11/22/2014 5:16:00 PM
Brenda, This one has a touch of Ezra Pound in it from my play on words. If you look a some good classic examples of double dactyl writes, you'll get a fuller picture of why I wrote this one as I did. That's why I try to put information out in my Author's Notes above. The one word "Rifacimento" is a literary word for recasting literary works. Pound's philosophy was contrary to this. He believed in doing everything "new." Best! Gary
Date: 11/22/2014 3:54:00 PM
Flamboyant Expression.... :) Onomatopoeia has its zing, doesn't it! ;) Interesting write here. Thanks ever so much for your visit to my work. I'm better now...More settled. I hope to be able to write for it brings me joy. :)
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Date: 11/22/2014 5:27:00 PM
Eileen, Thanks so much for visiting me here. Yes -- that six syllable word "Onomatopoeia" does have that certain zing to it. Following the imitative nature of this word in particular, Ezra Pound always wrote for that certain dramatic poetic effect in his poems and his literary essays. I missed your poetry while you were gone Eileen!! Best Wishes Always!! Gary