Saturday, August 26, 2006

Quote of the Day, 8/26/06

I'll admit to having little appreciation for Ezra Pound's poetry. Even today, I searched for something to include here with this quote, and I struggled with the task.

I'll offer this link to "In the Old Age of the Soul", a poem that says a lot but may take 4 or 5 careful readings to thoroughly understand. Like most of Pound's poetry this one exhausts me, but it has many lines which I find beautiful. Try it, but be patient with it.

Okay, on to the quote of the day, which thankfully, is much more accessible than the poetry.
Ezra Pound
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.

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