Whatever Comes

nina leen

"Eyes, dreams, lips, and the night goes."

Erat Hora

by Ezra Pound

“Thank you, whatever comes.” And then she turned
And, as the ray of sun on hanging flowers
Fades when the wind hath lifted them aside,
Went swiftly from me. Nay, whatever comes
One hour was sunlit and the most high gods
May not make boast of any better thing
Than to have watched that hour as it passed.

[copyright Ezra Pound, 1926]

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