Pisan Cantos – Ezra Pound

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, Pisan Cantos, LXXXI)

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