The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.
T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)
Source: Murder in the Cathedral
Contributed by: Zaady
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Source: Pearls of Wisdom
Paint me the bold anfractuous rocks Faced by the snarled and yelping seas.
Source: Sweeney Erect, 1920
You are the music while the music lasts.
The nightingales are singing near The Convent of the Sacred Heart, And sang within the bloody wood When Agamemnon cried aloud, And let their liquid siftings fall To stain the stiff dishonored shroud.
Source: Sweeney Among the Nightingales, 1920
Here is no water but only rock.
Source: The Waste Land, 1922, What the Thunder Said
This oval O cropped out with teeth.
Over buttered scones and crumpets Weeping, weeping multitudes Droop in a hundred A.B.C.'s.
Source: A Cooking Egg, 1920
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
Poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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