Quotation by Ezra Pound

There once was a brainy baboon
Who always breathed down a bassoon,
For he said, "It appears
That in billions of years
I shall certainly hit on a tune."
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. Letter, July 21, 1949, to Huntingdon Cairns of the National Gallery of Art in Washington. quoted in Humphrey Carpenter, A Serious Character, pt. 2, ch. 16 (1988).

Pound took up the bassoon for a few months in 1921.
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