~ Ezra Pound

The Encounter ~

All the while they were talking the new morality
Her eyes explored me.
And when I rose to go
Her fingers were like the tissue
Of a Japanese paper napkin.

from Canto 53 ~

Tching prayed on the mountain and
   wrote MAKE IT NEW
on his bath tub
   Day by day make it new
cut underbrush
pile the logs
keep it growing.