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    Ezra Pound - Cantico Del Sole - 1939

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    Ezra Pound reads his poem Cantico Del Sole - Recorded in Cambridge, Mass., 17 May 1939

    Cantico Del Sole
    by Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

    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.

    (From Instigations, 1920)