à la manière de Pound

Your lines, Aurelius,

are stiff; the age

demands a long-er

breath. The age

 

demands

the unexpected

flare-up of vamparism. A reel

more disturbed than

genocide, even (which is,

the mass and systematic slaughter

of a people); some unusual

childhood, say – not,

at any rate, a mere exercise

in formalism,

or the sculpture of rhyme;

 

not, not assuredly

the strictures of dance,

metric  symmetry.

The age demands,

 

in short, freedom –

immediately;

a home brand

subjectivity.

 

Your lines, Aurelius,

are stiff; the age

demands a looser

grip. Les demandes

 

d’âge

 

30/9/16

3 thoughts on “à la manière de Pound

  1. thanks guys, glad you got something out of it. wrote it as a uni exercise. love Ezra, and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. Hear him read the 1st 7 on line. gives me the chills

  2. How elegant, fratello mio, yes, such a trash age has its own special demands. I love that:
    the unexpected
    flare-up of vampirism

    & the requirement for that ‘unusual childhood’.
    in short, freedom –
    immediately;
    a home brand
    subjectivity.

    Indeed!

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