The funny chap w/ the wicked stash strut is supposed to be Ezra Pound, who wrote:
"4 times was the city rebuilded, Hooo Fasa
Gassir, Hooo Fasa dell' Italia tradita
now in the mind indestructible, Gassir, Hooo Fasa
with four giants at the four corners
and four gates mid wall Hooo Fasa
and a terrace the colour of stars"
"Hooo mean somthing like hooray or hallelujah
Fasa = the tribe or the king
From an African "tale of the tribe"
collected by Frobenius
Wagadu = a divine, or magick, city
which existed four times
and each time got lost again
first thru vanity
second thru lying
third thru greed
fourth thru feuding
Wagadu still exists in some sense
"in the mind indestructible"
and will appear again
when all people transcend
vanity, lies, greed and vendettta
gets repeated 10 times at the end of the song
Hooo Fasa "
and a George Kearns quote by way of Eric Wagner:
"...the unnamed African seekers of a city of the mind, Wagadu (both divinity and city), whom we come to recognize by their cry, "Hooo Fasa." They can metamorphose into each other, as they do in Frazer, to become Isis-Kuanon, Isis-Luna, Circe-Titania, or Adonis-Tamuz."
I take the "mind" Indestructible as the non-local class of all minds, which after all is No Mind!
"You captured the essence of Pound's use of the Sudanese legend --
even though rain and industrial waste are hardly equal conditions
in the death camp where a rapist and murderer was hanged every day.
See also: Agnosis! Ep. 12 "A Sun Play of the Ages"