page 70 of 192 of The Pisan Cantos

“the young horse whinnies against the sound of the bumm band;” an image of nature reacting terrified against the coming war, or the fear of a young man who is being called up to war, nature’s natural music vs man’s mechanical music.

That lynx watching him is a haunting image, like being able to feel him going madder and growing more paranoid as the cantos go on.