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Ezra Pound - In the Old Age of the Soul

I do not choose to dream; there cometh on me
Some strange old lust for deeds.
As to the nerveless hand of some old warrior
The sword-hilt or the war-worn wonted helmet
Brings momentary life and long-fled cunning,
So to my soul grown old - 
Grown old with many a jousting, many a foray, 
Grown old with namy a hither-coming and hence-going - 
Till now they send him dreams and no more deed;
So doth he flame again with might for action,
Forgetful of the council of elders,
Forgetful that who rules doth no more battle,
Forgetful that such might no more cleaves to him
So doth he flame again toward valiant doing. 

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: In the Old Age of the Soul
Poem of the Day: Feb 23 2009

Comment 147 of 147, added on August 30th, 2014 at 11:20 PM.
The King

Christ did not smile
Christ did not laugh
Christ did not hug people
Christ did not shake hands
Christ slept alone at night
Christ did not visit sick wards
Christ was not of jewish extraction
Christ was a Judean
Christ was king of the Judeans
Christ was of the house of David of which was in the tribe of Judah but was not
of the tribe of Judah
Christ is our oldest brother as first born in the flesh of God
Christ never spoke one single word of kindness towards his enemy
Christ loved Jacob which is Israel
Christ hated Esau the brother of Jacob


hogorina from United States
Comment 146 of 147, added on August 24th, 2014 at 9:19 PM.

Our ship of state is at an ebb tide with no watchman at the helm. Collectively, hoards of humanity are politically devoid, marching forward into into a sea of contemporary nihilism. Our politically doomed pseudo-democracy has self-destructed. On the appearing horizon a smothering cloud dooms the capitalistic interest system, being re-instituted via mandating a self-sustained monetary syndicate of actual ruler ship based upon precious metals as gold and silver. Western civilizations, particular America, are meshed in between the jaws of British finance, and global disparity. The United Nations Organization is a major weapon of syndicated fools and idle-minded parasites, of whom are used as merely weapons , in enslaving mankindís rights and privileges, as this gang intends to dominate through NATO and The World Bank.
Out of no where, President Putin of Russia suddenly threw a wrench into this planned global conquest by way of moving into the Crimea. Global-minded banking elites as allied with a shadow government now ruling America have slipped up and forced Israel to attack the Gaza strip. Congress and the state department have been put in a middle stream perception, in that their ally, Netanyahu, President of Israel, is off the universal One World movement. Syria is a threat and Iran a natural enemy. Due to The Wests weakening in respect to fiat money ally nations must be forced to bleed laboring people to the core through taxation. Industrial feudalism for third world nations and industrial fascism for America.
Naturally, cheap labor or an awaiting surplus of workers is the master key to global political necessities. President Putin holds the key in blocking an upcoming pre-planned WW111. Propaganda between both oriental and occidental political systems is psychologically planned, in order to divide two nations in the worldís eyes. Since one cannot cross the same river twice; it is impossible for separate states-Russian and American ( citizens ), to anchor their ships of state to an island where the Bank of England, and itís little known ( City of Gold ), marches forward spreading a one way pseudo Democracy internationally, as an ineluctable determinism towards global domination vs natural capitalism, operating under strict natural capitalism, which is counter to interest capitalism. This combined wealth can only sustain itself, while enlarging a universal path to total domination, leaving behind an aftermath , panorama of crime, corruption, poverty, and disease.

Comment 145 of 147, added on August 22nd, 2014 at 3:44 PM.

The absolute vegetative iniquities of individual comprehension corresponds with
absolute personality traits. From the womb to the tomb Homo Sapiens struggle
mentally in secrecy, subconsciously, in order to discover oneís self. Looking into
mirrors only reflects what eyes behold as others pass on the streets. Nevertheless,
Individually, or mob inclined, collectively, organized mankind are mentally crippled,
through the options of pseudo religions and the variations of democracies. All in
all, through the professional dynamics of social engineering intertwined with
various state manufactured industries, national citizens are spoon-fed sublimated
doctrine through thought control. Absolutely, mental cripples con themselves via
putting on shades of lapdog vision in attempting to dodge reality. Personalities
in federal office, civil service, suffer the same fate as their constituents. Mental fatigue.


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