page 53 of 192 of The Pisan Cantos

“It is true that the interest is now legally lower” As in the war? In killing? In life? In history? In empathy? This is such a great line.

“as witness the bombardment at Frascati after the armistice / had been signed” As fast as news / rumor travels, it isn’t faster than our ability to kill each other when we disagree. War travels faster than everything.