“NO, hell NO, Ez no angler, NOTHING bores me more than thought of slimily detaching food from a ’ook. But the blinkink MIND.”
Ezra Pound to Eva Hesse, 18 June 1951. Hesse 83.
CANTO XXXVI [poets of the dolce stil nuovo: Guinizelli and Cavalcanti; love, divine light, intellect and the nobility of merit, not birth]
CANTO XLV [usury and its effects on human creativity]
CANTO XLVII [human intelligence imitating the natural precision of nature on land and water: the ploughman and the fisherman]