Ode Pour L’election De Son Sepulchre: From Hugh Selwyn Mauberley

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Author: Ezra Pound  | Date: 1920

I

FOR three years, out of key with his time,

He strove to resuscitate the dead art

Of poetry; to maintain "the sublime"

In the old sense. Wrong from the start-

No, hardly, but seeing he had been born

In a half savage country, out of date;

Bent resolutely on wringing lilies from the acorn;

Capaneus; trout for factitious bait;

Idmen gar toi panth, os eni Troie *

Caught in the unstopped ear;

Giving the rocks small lee-way

The chopped seas held him, therefore, that year.

His true Penelope was Flaubert,

He fished by obstinate isles;

Observed the elegance of Circe’s hair

Rather than the mottoes on sun-dials.

Unaffected by "the march of events,"

He passed from men’s memory in l’an trentuniesme

De son eage; the case presents

No adjunct to the Muses’ diadem.

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