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Analysis and comments on Canto XLIX by Ezra Pound

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.

Paul Bard from Australia

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: 49. Canto XLIX
Volume: The Cantos
Year: 1935
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jun 27 2000


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