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Pound, Ezra: Gnomic Verses

Portre of Pound, Ezra

Gnomic Verses (English)

When the roast smoked in the oven, belching out blackness,

I was bewildered and knew not what to do,

But when I was plunged in the contemplation

Of Li Po’s beautiful verses,

This thought came upon me,


When the roast smokes, pour water upon it.

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