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FROM LUSTRA (1916)  The Chinese Poems Ezra Pound Additions to Cathay 57 Sennin Poem by Kakuhaku The red and green kingfishers flash between the orchids and clover, One bird casts its gleam on another. Green vines hang through the high forest, They weave a whole roof to the mountain, The lone man sits with shut speech, He purrs and pats the clear strings. He throws his heart up through the sky, He bites through the flower pistil and brings up a fine fountain. The red-pine-tree god looks at him and wonders. He rides through the purple smoke to visit the sennin, He takes “Floating Hill” * by the sleeve, He claps his hand on the back of the great water sennin. But you, you dam’d crowd of gnats, Can you even tell the age of a turtle?   * Name of a sennin. ...

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ISBN
9780823281398
Related ISBN
9780823281060
MARC Record
OCLC
1076879185
Pages
364
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-06
Language
English
Open Access
No
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