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    This is my nik land, Evola style poem (via pound) from a couple of years ago.... A minor work.... But quite funny

    scotch tape. semblance of seemliness,
    temperance and toil. Grin at grindstone
    gone in God’s graft.
    Fore and After hollow laughter.
    Shatter simpering silent night.

    Read the runes it’s Romefall
    Baleful barbarians at the gate
    Feast till flame throws its own
    Leering shadow inside the sanctum.

    Diagnosis-
    WATERY BLOOD
    FLACCID DECADENCE
    FOREIGN GODS.
    Sacrifice the city to save it
    The card is the wheel of Fortuna
    First you’re up,
    Then you’re down.

    II.
    Hooting gibbons shoo away the sun
    The discursive & interminable sentence
    Falls with the finality of the gavel
    Fate sealed. No repeal
    Subsumed in sooty, silent night.

    III.
    Savage luxury. beasts in the palace
    Hooves ringing on the marble
    Clatter of cloven hooves
    Burlesquing the circuit
    of the dance.

    Perfume of goat & swine
    Music of the pigsty &
    The drinking hall
    Crescendo of artless violence.
    Diagnosis
    THE UNMEDIATED ACT
    RENEWS
    CIVILIZATION
    GONE TO SEED.

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    Forces Active vs Forces Reactive. ><

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    I like "flame throws its own / leering shadow inside the sanctum" very much. And the alliterativeness works well in this setting, establishing a sort of mock-Poundian "I've read The Seafarer" (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...7/the-seafarer) tone.

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    There's another typical pound thing which is eg

    Hooves ringing on the marble
    Clatter of cloven hooves.

    He does that sort of thing throughout the cantos

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    Have you read Wyndham Lewis essay on Pound where he's just taking the piss out of him for page after page? It's pretty funny and not inaccurate. But I like to read Pound. And I like to read Lewis. Those are my favourite fascists. Evola looks a bit turgid to me. I think it would wear me out.

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    Canto iv

    In the grass, pale ankles moving.
    Beat, beat, whirr, thud in the soft turf

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    Lewis just has really good taste. Pound can be fussy, but when he gets out of the weeds his verse can really sing. Evola's a history teacher who thinks you should be tremendously interested in what 13th-Century Barons thought about their own nobility.

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    Soooooofi! Why does it always turn my pictures on the side?!!!!

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