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On His Own Face in a Glass
by Ezra Pound


from A Lume Spento (published in 1908 by A. Antonini)


O strange face there in the glass!
O ribald company, O saintly host,
O sorrow-swept my fool,
What answer? O ye myriad
That strive and play and pass,
Jest, challenge, counterlie!
I? I? I?
            And ye? 


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