Pound Ezra Weston Loomis - The Cantos


Author : Pound Ezra Weston Loomis
Title : The Cantos
Year : 1954

Link download : Pound_Ezra_Weston_Loomis_-_The_Cantos.zip

And then went down to the ship, Set keel to breakers, forth on the godly sea, and We set up mast and sax! on that swart ship, Bore sheep aboard her, and our bodies also Heavy wlth weep1Og, and wmds from sternward Bore us out onward WIth bellymg canvas, Cxrce's thiS craft, the trxm-colfed goddess Then sat we amidshIps, wmd Jamnung the tIller, Thus with stretched sail, we went over sea till day's end Sun to hiS slumber, shadows o'er all the ocean, Came we then to the bounds of deepest water, To the Kxmmenan lands, and peopled cities Covered Wlth close-webbed mist, unplerced ever With glItter of sun-rays Nor With stars stretched, nor lookmg back from hea\en Swartest mght stretched over wretched men there The ocean flowmg backward, came we then to the place Aforesaid by Cuce Here did they rites, Penmedes and Eurylochus, And drawmg sword from my hip I dug the ell-square pltkm, Poured we hbatlons unto each the dead, First mead and then s~eet WIne, water mixed With whIte flour Then prayed I many a prayer to the SIckly death's-heads, As set m Ithaca, sterlle bulls of the best For sacrIfice, heap10g the pyre With goods, A sheep to Txreslas only, black and a bell-sheep Dark blood flowed 10 the fosse, Souls out of Erebus, cadaverous dead, of brIdes Of youths and of the old who had borne much, Souls stamed WIth recent tears, gIrls tender, Men many, mauled wlth bronze lance heads, Battle spoll, beanng yet dreory arms, These many crowded about me, wIth shoutmg, Pallor upon me, cned to my men for more beasts, Slaughtered the helds, sheep slam of bronze, Poured omtment, cned to the gods, To Pluto the strong, and praIsed ProserpIm., Unsheathed the narroW sword, I sat to keep off the lmpetuous Impotent dead, Ttll I should hear Tlreslas But first Elpenor came, our frIend Elpenor, U nbuned, cast on the wlde earth, Llmbs that we left In the house of CIrce, Unwept, unwrapped 10 sepulchre, smce tOlls urged other PItIful splnt And I cned 10 hurrIed speech. ...

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