Ezra Pound

(30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972 / Hailey / Idaho)

Cantico del Sole


The thought of what America would be like
If the Classics had a wide circulation
     &nbs p; Troubles my sleep,
The thought of what America,
The thought of what America,The thought of what America would be like
If the Classics had a wide circulation
     &nbs p;Troubles my sleep.
Nunc dimittis, now lettest thou thy servant,
Now lettest thou thy servant
       Depart in peace.
The thought of what America,
The thought of what America,
The thought of what America would be like
If the Classics had a wide circulation...
     & nbsp; Oh well!
       It troubles my sleep.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Faith Elizabeth Brigham (4/29/2006 7:54:00 PM)

    This is such an amazing piece! It has all of the ingredients that make up a great poem. There is such power to this poem, it seethed straight into my bones. (Report) Reply

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