Ancient Music Poem by Ezra Pound

Ancient Music

Rating: 2.8


Winter is icummen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm.
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Sing: Goddamm.

Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damn you, sing: Goddamm.

Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm,
So 'gainst the winter's balm.

Sing goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm.
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Stanton Hager 20 August 2006

A wonderfully funny parody for modern times of the famous Middle English lyric (c.1260) 'Summer is icumen in, ' known in anthologies as 'The Cuckoo Song.'

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Ramesh T A 23 November 2022

[Music melts not only frozen river as Poet Ezra Pound says, but also brings rain in hot summer and opens the door of God too as per the view of old poets of past!

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Josephine Kennerly 18 September 2020

Why not have a soft tone vlice

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joe runciter 11 November 2018

A computer voice reading a poem? Sheesh! Talk about a misapplication of technology!

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Michael Morgan 15 December 2017

Thank God that somebody sets the record straight on this wonderful poem MM

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Brian Jani 19 June 2014

Strong poetry there, i didn't quite understand it, not because its bad its because important quite new to poetry

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