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East Coker by T.S. Eliot

In order to arrive at what you do not know
You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.
In order to possess what you do not possess… 73 more words

Bricoleur

Delmore Schwartz Part 4

The Wound of Consciousness.

In his monumental survey Lives of the Poets Michael Schmidt wrote that Delmore Schwartz “of that generation” – Lowell, Berryman, Jarrell, Roethke- “flowered exuberantly earliest and faded fastest”. 1,575 more words

Mosaic

what is poetry

I have just watched an episode of New Tricks, in which a trio of ex-cops investigate cold cases; this one was about poetry. In an earlier blog I wrote about the post Hopkins/Yeats/Eliot/Dylan Thomas madness, the irrationality of the drug-taking 70’s, surrealism etc. 456 more words

Dylan Thomas

Do I Dare...

Do I dare disturb the universe?

- T.S. Eliot

Quotes

Little Gidding

Here, the intersection of the timeless moment
Is England and nowhere. Never and always.

TS Eliot, The Four Quartets: Little Gidding

I was near the A1, close enough to feel its drag, the traffic undertow. 698 more words

Summer

Kate Prime

It started in high school, but it took me a while to notice. Sophomore year, my boyfriend dumped me in favor of a different girl named Katie who was perfectly willing to let him stick his hands under her shirt (I was not). 671 more words

Week 48: In Praise of Elizabeth Bowen

It’s confusing stuff, this modernism. In music, it seems to mean Mahler, Richard Strauss and Debussy (and they can happily go on the tracks list for a Modernist… 1,046 more words