“What thou lovest well is thy true heritage
What thou lov’st well shall not be reft from thee.”

–Ezra Pound

The Ezra Pound House is a rare gem, given its age and famous (some historians might say “infamous”) resident. Harsh weather conditions weather old houses in this climate, but somehow this one has survived.

Pound’s poetry can be challenging to understand, unless French and Latin are your strong-points. His career choices are even more difficult to comprehend in that it ultimately placed him in incarceration. But, the landmark house is worth a visit, if just to applaud that its life matches the long life of the poet’s work.

Even if you are not a fan of Ezra Pound, you can probably still appreciate his support of friend Robert Frost, which helped launch Frost’s career. (See Robert Frost entries on our FloridaNew Hampshire and Vermont pages.)

The Ezra Pound House is the third stop on our Idaho Trail!

Patricia Smart