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A Sunday Snippet

A beautiful image of death and rebirth from The Tempest by William Shakespeare: Full fathom five thy father lies. Of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth … Continue reading

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The Final of My T S Eliot Trilogy – The Waste Land

I got a copy of the Collected Poems out of the library and have been rereading Eliot over the past few days. He’s a fabulous poet. Not the cheeriest bloke ever of course, but I love his depiction of the … Continue reading

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Some More T S Eliot

This time, here are the opening lines of Journey of the Magi, which has the honour of being the first poem I read that really touched me and stayed with me. I read other poems in my high school English … Continue reading

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A Friday Night Poem

Here are the opening lines of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot, just because they’re fabulous. I first encountered this poem when I was an undergraduate, lo these many many moons ago, and it wormed … Continue reading

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A Saturday Night Quotation

From T S Eliot’s Four Quartets We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.

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Another Friday Poem

Along with The Journey, Wild Geese is one of Mary Oliver’s most well-known poems. Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. … Continue reading

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A Friday Poem

Because I was reminded of this one by the Thursday poem. The music part of the 1983 post will appear tomorrow. I promise. The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices … Continue reading

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