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Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound – L’albero m’è penetrato nelle mani / The tree has entered my hands

Piero and Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Apollo and Daphne, c.1480 The tree has entered my hands,The sap has ascended my arms,The tree has grown in my breast-Downward,The branches grow out of me, like arms.Tree you are,Moss you are,You are violets with wind above them.A child – so high – you are,And all this is folly to …

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Ezra Pound – Al suo viso nello specchio / On His Own Face In A Glass

William Orpen, Self-Portrait, 1910 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? O strano viso nello specchio! O ribaldo compagno, ospite sacro, o mio folle sconvolto dal …

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