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Ezra Pound - Historion

No man hath dared to write this thing as yet, 
And yet I know, how that the souls of all men great 
At times pass athrough us, 
And we are melted into them, and are not 
Save reflexions of their souls. 
Thus am I Dante for a space and am 
One Francois Villon, ballad-lord and thief, 
Or am such holy ones I may not write 
Lest blasphemy be writ against my name; 
This for an instant and the flame is gone.

'Tis as in midmost us there glows a sphere 
Translucent, molten gold, that is the "I" 
And into this some form projects itself: 
Christus, or John, or eke the Florentine; 
And as the clear space is not if a form's 
Imposed thereon, 
So cease we from all being for the time, 
And these, the Masters of the Soul, live on.

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Historion

Comment 6 of 6, added on April 12th, 2014 at 4:57 AM.
Knocked my socks off

Knocked my socks off with kndweeogl!

Kameryn from Slovakia Republic
Comment 5 of 6, added on February 12th, 2012 at 8:41 AM.
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VO9hmh Thanks for the news! Just was thinking about it! By the way Happy New Year to all of you:DD

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Comment 4 of 6, added on December 24th, 2010 at 7:44 PM.
Historion

No man hath dared to write this thing as yet,
And yet I know, how that the souls of all men great
At times pass athrough us,
And we are melted into them, and are not
The poet is saying we are mortal for souls are immortal.

Sheryl Skoglund from United States

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