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Threnos
by Ezra Pound
from A Lume Spento (1908) and Personae (1926)

No more for us the little sighing.
No more the winds at twilight trouble us.

Lo the fair dead!

No more do I burn.
No more for us the fluttering of wings
that whirred in the air above us.

Lo the fair dead!

No more the desire flayeth me,
No more for us the trembling
At the meeting of hands.

Lo the fair dead!

No more for us the wine of the lips,
No more for us the knowledge.

Lo the fair dead!

No more the torrent,
No more for us the meeting-place
(Lo the fair dead!)
Tintagoel.   

 

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