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A Song Of The Degrees

Rating: 2.7
I
Rest me with Chinese colours,
For I think the glass is evil.

II
The wind moves above the wheat-
With a silver crashing,
A thin war of metal.

I have known the golden disc,
I have seen it melting above me.
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John Woudberg 23 April 2019
The Emperor is actually naked. This piece is proof positive that if you make your poetry obscure enough, people will either give it a meaning, or think they are stupid if they can’t find one. They are not. This stuff is self indulgent nonsense. Read Edward Lear for meaningful nonsense.
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Gilbert Cortinas 09 March 2018
This man is brilliant even as he steped into the maddess
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Gilbert Cortinas 09 March 2018
Im curious as ____. This man was insane , impulsive,and a f___ nut.I enjoy even the little i know.
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Sue Davies 27 May 2013
I don't understand it...... Not that I'm intellectual... Could someone explain please?
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Emil Haugstrup 21 June 2016
In my opinion the key to harvesting any kind of information from this poem lie in the interpretation of “the glass”. I believe “the glass” is Mr. pound’s way of symbolising anything that appears pretty and transparent, perhaps aimed more specifically at theism(Christianity) . With this in mind the first stanza is a declaration meaning: life should be lived with scars, and I(Ezra) don’t want to leave the word without any. In the second stanza Ezra explains that he has seen many things while living on earth but all are described with sharp hues and shades – none of it is transparent(like glass) . Finally, he concludes in the third stanza that although it appears clear and honest, glass bends light iridescently and thus should not be trusted. I think the questions “Why am I warned? Why am I sent away? ” are directed at the church or faith in general.. Hope this helps although I am three years late :)
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Emil Haugstrup 21 June 2016
In my opinion the key to harvesting any kind of information from this poem lie in the interpretation of “the glass”. I believe “the glass” is Mr. pound’s way of symbolising anything that appears pretty and transparent, perhaps aimed more specifically at theism(Christianity) . With this in mind the first stanza is a declaration meaning: life should be lived with scars, and I(Ezra) don’t want to leave the word without any. In the second stanza Ezra explains that he has seen many things while living on earth but all are described with sharp hues and shades – none of it is transparent(like glass) . Finally, he concludes in the third stanza that although it appears clear and honest, glass bends light iridescently and thus should not be trusted. I think the questions “Why am I warned? Why am I sent away? ” are directed at the church or faith in general.. Hope this helps although I am three years late :)
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Matthew Mitchell 08 April 2013
again no one cares
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Matthew Mitchell 08 April 2013
cedar update ur computer ray stop act like a 6 year old on youtube typing Im first Im first Im first no one cares
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Cedar Grisly 27 March 2013
This poem doesn't make sense to me and it bugs me that I am unable to read it.
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Ray Quesada 09 October 2012
how is it possible that this poem has 102 votes, and yet no comments by members? ! ? ! i'm the first one, really? ! -RQ-
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