Ezra Pound - Cantico Del Sole - 1958

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Ezra Pound reads his poem Cantico Del Sole - Recorded in Washington, D.C., June 1958

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)

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