by Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Salutation
Language: English 
  	O generation of the thoroughly smug
      and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
      and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
      and do not even own clothing. 

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-21
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Word count: 64