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A Sestina for this time.

Why is Pound using a traditional form of poetry: and why for this time? We have had a long peace, and as at the time of writing there is an urge to war. The cost of warre is forgotten, and its tendancy to nasitness, brutality and crippled, short, broken lives among those who survive. Pound […]

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Canto III

This is when it gets difficult, because Pound becomes personal in the first part. Personal means tied to the popular culture of the day: as an older man I always consider that gondolas cost too much. I’d rather walk, and the crowds are not in any way dryad like. Canto III I sat on the […]