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Ezra Pound - Envoi

Go, dumb-born book,
Tell her that sang me once that song of Lawes:
Hadst thou but song
As thou hast subjects known,
Then were there cause in thee that should condone
Even my faults that heavy upon me lie
And build her glories their longevity.
Tell her that sheds
Such treasure in the air,
Recking naught else but that her graces give
Life to the moment,
I would bid them live
As roses might, in magic amber laid,
Red overwrought with orange and all made
One substance and one colour
Braving time.
Tell her that goes
With song upon her lips
But sings not out the song, nor knows
The maker of it, some other mouth,
May be as fair as hers,
Might, in new ages, gain her worshippers,
When our two dusts with Waller's shall be laid,
Siftings on siftings in oblivion,
Till change hath broken down
All things save Beauty alone. 

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Envoi
Poem of the Day: Sep 25 2009

Comment 90 of 90, added on July 19th, 2016 at 1:39 PM.
Thank you for loving

Thank you for loving her; thank you for using that love to share God with othser. There is no better way to honor her than how you just have.

Kevrel from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 89 of 90, added on January 1st, 2016 at 8:30 AM.
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