14 Jun 2013

“Through Ezra Pound’s Eyes”


South Tyrol, Dolomites, photo by Luigi Masella

Through Ezra Pound’s eyes

Beaten from flesh into light
Hath swallowed the fire-ball
Attraverso le foglie
His rod hath made god in my belly
Sic loquitur nupta
Cantat sic nupta
Dark shoulders have stirred the lightning
A girl’s arms have nested the fire,
Not I but the handmaid kindled
Cantat sic nupta
I have eaten the flame.

Ezra Pound, Cantos XXXIX

Via Vanderleun.


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