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The Cantos (1954)
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How mean thy hates
Fostered in falsity
Rathe to destroy, niggard in charity
The blossoms of the apricot
blow from the east to the west,
And I have tried to keep them from falling.
But the beauty is not the madness
Tho' my errors and wrecks lie about me.
And I am not a demigod,
I cannot make it cohere.
A little light, like a rushlight / to lead back to splendour.
With usura hath no man a house of good stone
each block cut smooth and well fitting
hath no man a painted paradise on his church wall
no picture is made to endure nor to live with
but it is made to sell and sell quickly
To have gathered from the air a live tradition
or from a fine old eye the unconquered flame
This is not vanity.
Here error is all in the not done,
all in the diffidence that faltered...
"You damn sadist!" said mr. cummings,
"you try to make people think."
Without character you will
be unable to play on that instrument
If a man have not order within him
He can not spread order about him;
And if a man have not order within him
His family will not act with due order;
And if the prince have not order within him
He can not put order in his dominions.
And even I can remember
A day when the historians left blanks in their writings,
I mean, for things they didn't know,
But that time seems to be passing.
Pride, jealousy and possessiveness
3 pains of hell
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While the spoken word can travel faster, you can't take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
October 30, 1885
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