I suppose, when poetry comes down to facts,
When our souls are returned to the gods
and the spheres they belong in,
Here in the every-day where our acts
Rise up and judge us;
I suppose there are a few dozen verities
That no shift of mood can shake from us:
Ezra Pound, in "Au Salon", Personae: The Collected Shorter Poems, Faber & Faber, 1990.