l. 40: from a poem published in “Organon”-1969, Eastern Washington State College
l. 43. Triglyph: a vertically grooved block used in a series in a Doric frieze.
ll. 44-45: From W.B. Yeat’s “The Hawk”
“I will not be clapped in a hood,
Nor a cage, nor alight upon wrist,
Now I have learnt to be proud
Hovering over the wood
In the broken mist
Or tumbling cloud.”
l. 47. Stylobate: the substructure on which a colonnade stands - the foundation.
l. 55. Leucothea: the sea-goddess, changed by the gods from Ino to Leucothea- after fleeing from her husband, she threw herself into the sea - saved the shipwrecked Odysseus by giving him her veil.
l. 62. Natal: pertaining to a person's birth-Sylvia Beach gave Joyce his copy of 'Ulysses' on his birthday. Neither neo- or pre-.
l. 68. Machicolation: “In a mediaeval castle, a projecting parapet supported by corbels and having openings between the corbels through which defenders could drop missiles, etc., upon assailants.”
l. 75: and following. Pound was sentenced to St. Elizabeth’s mental hospital for treason for his radio broadcasts during WW II in which he called himself “Uncle Ez.” “A Lustrum for You, E.P.” was written by Charles Olsen; several layered pun on “lustrum”: in Latin lustrum can be a whorehouse, a swamp or bog, or it can be an expiatory sacrifice done every five years; it can merely mean five years, or the five-year tax census. Also, Pound’s “Lustra,” a book censored by its publisher in 1916.
l. 78: Eliot’s “Four Quartets” and “The Wasteland.”
l. 84. Sempiternal: having no known beginning and presumably no end.
l. 91. Acroterion: A pedestal without a base used to support statues over the pediment.