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On Ancient Paths

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And now Magus, it seems time;
Promised a vision.

Eliot is gone, laid at Little Gidding,
The multifoliate rose, Beatrice,
Is again transformed—
The mushroomed light
Of suns come too close
To our earth, to our deserts, to our minds.
Reduced to one simple flame:


And Daedalus, our Daedalus,
Is gone too. Well dead they are.

More than Ridley and Latimore were they,
Who though the Fire Sermon came,
Could not burn.
We no longer use or understand—
We hear a purified dialect.

Said Guido of Daniel, said Eliot of Pound,
Said no one recently