Monday, January 23, 2012

Ancient Music by Ezra Pound

Ancient Music
by Ezra Pound

Winter is icummen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm.
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Sing: Goddamm.

Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damn you, sing: Goddamm.

Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm,
So 'gainst the winter's balm.

Sing goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm.
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.

We had such a beautiful snowfall, and now the raineth drops and slopeth us, and the river is all brown . . . And soon the wind will ramm . . .


JeannetteLS said...

The two water pictures, and looking up into the tree. Perhaps my favorites. And now I am humming my own tune to Ezra.

TC said...

Another breathtaking photo sequence.

I love the graphic matching in the standing and leaning verticals created by the trunks and branches, an eye-guiding poetry in that.