Ezra Weston Loomis Pound- The Study In Aesthetics

The very small children in patched clothing,

Being smitten with an unusual wisdom,

Stopped in their play as she passed them

And cried up from their cobbles:

Guarda! Ahi, guarda! Ch’ è be’ a!

But three years after this

I heard the young Dante, whose last name I do not

know–

For there are, in Sirmione, twenty-eight young Dantes

and thirty-four Catulli;

And there had been a great catch of sardines,

And his elders

Were packing them in the great wooden boxes

For the market in Brescia, and he

Leapt about, snatching at the bright fish

And getting in both of their ways;

And in vain they commanded him to stafermo!

And when they would not let him arrange

The fish in the boxes

He stroked those which were already arranged,

Murmuring for his own satisfaction

This identical phrase:

Ch’ è be’ a

And at this I was mildly abashed.

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Una Risposta to “Ezra Weston Loomis Pound- The Study In Aesthetics”

  1. notitiae Says:

    paund è un grande genio!!! Complimenti … Bellissimo il blog e il post!!!
    Per la Poesia e letteratura in Arte Appuntamenti volevamo segnalare il seguente di NotitiAE:

    http://wp.me/pZKvG-av

    http://n
    otitiae.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/riprendono-gli-appuntamenti-letterari-di-fare-cultura/

    Grazie!

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