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Poetry, Translation by Pete Rose

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In which Pete Rose translates towering works of poetry.

In today’s episode, Pete Rose will translate Ezra Pound’s imagist opus “In a Station of the Metro” from the original English into Pete Rose American.

Mr. Pound’s original:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

Mr. Rose’s translation:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
Grocery list: Cigarettes, olive loaf, whore, a plan.

This has been “Poetry, Translation by Pete Rose.”