Poet: Ezra Pound
Volume: The Cantos
Year: Published/Written in 1935
Poem of the Day:
Jun 27 2000
Comment 1 of 1, added on April 5th, 2005 at 12:18 AM.
The natural world of the soul here is lit up luminously with words which are luminous, a pacing of diction which emphasizes silence, and yet a sense of detachment which shows the slow motion world of ancient China as if through a lens of Pound's historicism. The details are blanched into language, and detached from a sense of reality, in abrupt strokes of words which don't quite gell with the main image, creating a linguistic haze over the whole. Cerebral, lovely, and haunting poetry.
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