page 74 of 192 of The Pisan Cantos

“the warp / and the woof / with a sky wet as ocean / flowing with liquid slate” Beautiful image, if strange.

“they say she could draw down birds from the trees, / that indeed was imperial; but made hell in / the palace” Very funny, but also it’s a capturing of nature and nature’s revolt to be caged. Also, birds will shit on anyone, king or not.

“the problem after any revolution is what to do with / your gunmen”