The Ballad of the Goodly Fere

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Ezra Pound, fascist, anti-Semite, traitor and loon, was still a great poet.  I have always admired The Ballad of the Goodly Fere, not because of the way Christ is portrayed, but the imagination behind it.  Christ and the apostles transformed into quasi Viking heroes of a medieval chronicle!    Here is T.S. Eliot on Pound as a poet.  Here is the text of the poem: (more…)

Published in: on April 17, 2014 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on The Ballad of the Goodly Fere  
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