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Cantico del Sole

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)

The thought of what America would be like
If the Classics had a wide circulation
  Troubles my sleep,
The thought of what America,
The thought of what America,The thought of what America would be like
If the Classics had a wide circulation
  Troubles my sleep.
Nunc dimittis, now lettest thou thy servant,
Now lettest thou thy servant
  Depart in peace.
The thought of what America,
The thought of what America,
The thought of what America would be like
If the Classics had a wide circulation...
  Oh well!
  It troubles my sleep.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet and critic of the early modernist movement. more…

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