Remembrance

by rightscholarship

“There died a myriad,
And of the best, among them,
For an old bitch gone in the teeth,
For a botched civilization.

Charm, smiling at the good mouth,
Quick eyes gone under earth’s lid,

For two gross of broken statues,
For a few thousand battered books.”

– Ezra Pound, Hugh Selwyn Mauberly

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