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Here in Dalian, China  and easing into the month of November I have felt the harbinger blasts of cold wind. Not the real raw winter winds of December thru March yet but lotsa wind nonetheless so here goes with Pound’s thinking on winter gales!

Winter is icummen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm,
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Sing: Goddamm.

Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham,
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damn you, sing: Goddamm.

Goddamm, Goddamm, ’tis why I am, Goddamm,
So ‘gainst the winter’s balm.

Sing goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm,
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.

And for a fitting end:

The apparition
of these faces
in the crowd:
Petals
on a wet, black
bough.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Pound.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/10/30 at 11:00

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