What Thou Lovest Well Remains

This Site Honours Ezra Pound.
He is Well Beloved and Appreciated.
He is one of our Timeless Heroes
It is an Outrage this great man ever suffered
needless cruelty

What thou lovest well remains,
                              the rest is dross
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage
Whose world, or mine or theirs
                or is it of none?
First came the seen, then thus the palpable
Elysium, though it were in the halls of hell,
What thou lovest well is thy true heritage
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee

Ezra Pound had ridiculed Moussolini, but still felt that Fascism was the last defense of Western Civilization and that, without, the West would collapse in post-modern chaos. He was captured by the American Army in Italy, beaten, starved, and kept the winter of '45 outdoors in a wolf-cage, doubtless faring better than the 1.7 million Axis POW's and Displaced Persons ritually starved to death in the "Rhine Meadow Camps" (James Bacques- Other Losses). Still, his angst, staring into the abyss, knowing that he was to be tried as a traitor, an American, who'd decades earlier renounced his citizenship, and was to be executed.

As a result of the treatment, he went mad and spent several years at St. Elizabeth's Psychiatric Hospital for having the wrong version of history. The above is the most famous part of his "Canto 81."

Pound, along with Edna St. Vincent Millay, William Carlos Williams, Stephen Spender, and Laurence Durrell, was one of the great English language poets of the past century. Uniquely, though, throughout the Cantos, and other poetry (it can be heard on some of his taped volumes, recorded during his detention at St. Elizabeth's), he flips from English to Latin, to Classical Greek, to Chinese with an unselfconscious fluidity that speaks eloquently of the Classical tradition and the lost world from which it emerged.

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