Personae

Personae

by Ezra Pound
     
 

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Lord God of heaven that with mercy dight
Th' alternate prayer-wheel of the night and light
Eternal hath to thee, and in whose sight
Our days as rain drops in the sea surge fall,

As bright white drops upon a leaden sea
Grant so my songs to this grey folk may be:

As drops that dream and gleam and falling catch the sun,
Evan'scent mirrors every

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Lord God of heaven that with mercy dight
Th' alternate prayer-wheel of the night and light
Eternal hath to thee, and in whose sight
Our days as rain drops in the sea surge fall,

As bright white drops upon a leaden sea
Grant so my songs to this grey folk may be:

As drops that dream and gleam and falling catch the sun,
Evan'scent mirrors every opal one
Of such his splendour as their compass is,
So, bold My Songs, seek ye such death as this.

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Herbert S. Gorman
. . . The finest American warrior for a liberalized expression in contemporary poetry. -- Books of the Century; New York Times review, January 1927

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811211208
Publisher:
WW Norton Client
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)

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