research idea: a reading of Sixpence None The Richer's "Kiss Me" as a Christian alt-rock adaptation of the Han dynasty poem translated as "The Beautiful Toilet" by Ezra Pound:

Green, green,
The grass by the river bank,
Thick, thick,
The willow trees in the garden.
Sad, sad,
The lady in the tower.

(this is Arthur Waley's translation, published in "implied rebuke" to Pound's more, uh, inventive translation in _Cathay_, see Eric Hayot's "Critical Dreams" p. 520, jstor.org/stable/441950)

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