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Personae of Ezra Pound


AUDIARTVILLONAUD FOR THIS YULEA VILLONAUD: BALLAD OF
THE GIBBETMESMERISMFIFINE ANSWERSIN TEMPORE
SENECTUTISFAMAM LIBROSQUE CANOSCRIPTOR
IGNOTUSPRAISE OF YSOLTCAMARADERIEMASKSTALLY-
OBALLAD FOR GLOOMFOR E. Mc CAT THE HEART O'
MEXENIAOCCIDITSEARCHAN IDYL FOR GLAUCUSIN
DURANCEGUILLAUME DE LORRIS BELATEDIN THE OLD AGE OF
THE SOULALBA BELINGALISFROM SYRIAFROM THE
SADDLEMARVOILREVOLTAND THUS IN NINEVEHTHE WHITE
STAGPICCADILLYNOTES
PERSONAE
Grace before Song
Lord God of heaven that with mercy dightTh' alternate prayer-
wheel of the night and lightEternal hath to thee, and in whose
sightOur days as rain drops in the sea surge fall,
 
 As bright
white drops upon a leaden seaGrant 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 oneOf such his splendour as
their compass is,So, bold My Songs, seek ye such death as this.
La Fraisne[1]
SCENE: The Ash Wood of Malvern.
For I was a gaunt, grave councillorBeing in all things wise, and
very old,But I have put aside this folly and the coldThat old
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