Friday, 1 January 2010

Garden Bloggers Muse Day - January 2010


'Ancient Music'

"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".


~ Ezra Pound , 1885 -1972

January has started on a bitterly cold note here. I am glad I am not a bird.

More musing on the month of January can be perused over at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.

12 comments:

  1. i hadn't ever thought of Ezra Pound as having a sense of humor. I should get to know him better. This is one of the reasons I love Muse Day.

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  2. bitterly cold here too in Malvern. Best wishes for 2010
    Helen

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  3. I like they way the poem rails against the cold of winter.
    Lovely photo of the frosty ivy. Happy New Year.

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  4. Still cold here too though the snow has gone. Happy New Year!

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  5. Hilarious poem, and a great sentiment to stare down the winter.

    Happy New Year!

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  6. Happy New Year!

    It's cold here too - in more than one way :(

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  7. Funny poem, it is a fitting poem for today in Iowa as well. Glad I'm not a bird too.

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  8. A perfect poem to match our sentiments on the weather I think!
    The photos in your previous post have made me sigh yet again - they are wonderful.
    Happy New Year Anna and I look forward to reading of your new plans for the garden.

    Jeanne x

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  9. Very funny! Just what I needed this morning! I would not mind being a bird that had the good sense to fly south.

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  10. My mom used to sing in a Renaissance group and the "real" version of that song was playing in my head while I read the Pound poem. Hilarious! Sorry you are ringing in the new year with icky weather. Happy New Year anyway!

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  11. I'd never read anything by Ezra Pound, but I do like cursing, LOL!

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  12. Sorry I missed this post on the first. I've never read this poem by Pound, but I agree with another reader--I didn't know he had a sense of humor. By the end of the month, I may be cursing the weather, too:)

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Namasté

- Anna.