Personae of Ezra Pound
AUDIART VILLONAUD FOR THIS YULE A VILLONAUD: BALLAD OF
THE GIBBET MESMERISM FIFINE ANSWERS IN TEMPORE
SENECTUTIS FAMAM LIBROSQUE CANO SCRIPTOR
IGNOTUS PRAISE OF YSOLT CAMARADERIE MASKS TALLY-
O BALLAD FOR GLOOM FOR E. Mc C AT THE HEART O'
ME XENIA OCCIDIT SEARCH AN IDYL FOR GLAUCUS IN
DURANCE GUILLAUME DE LORRIS BELATED IN THE OLD AGE OF
THE SOUL ALBA BELINGALIS FROM SYRIA FROM THE
SADDLE MARVOIL REVOLT AND THUS IN NINEVEH THE WHITE
STAG PICCADILLY NOTES
Grace before Song
Lord God of heaven that with mercy dight Th' alternate prayer-
wheel of the night and light Eternal hath to thee, and in whose
sight Our days as rain drops in the sea surge fall, As bright
white drops upon a leaden sea Grant so my songs to this grey folk
may be: As drops that dream and gleam and falling catch the
sun, Evan'scent mirrors every opal one Of such his splendour as
their compass is, So, bold My Songs, seek ye such death as this.
SCENE: The Ash Wood of Malvern.
For I was a gaunt, grave councillor Being in all things wise, and
very old, But I have put aside this folly and the cold That old