I'm as bad as Peter, bombarding the list with short squibs. My
If any one poem 'ushers in' modernism, it would probably be Pound's
"Near Periogord," the third section of which self-consciously &
explicitly 'gives up' on 'solving' the mystery de Born's poem presents
by seeing that poem itself as baffled before the same mystery. Section 1
sort of strait fictional narrative , imagining a medieval conversation,
the second section an imitation of Browning, and the third section
something rather radically new. And he saw TWL (or the buried TWL) as
like that making a form of its own bafflement.
That isn't quite it, but if you look at Pound's poem in this way and TWL
through it it may be suggestive.