Poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)
Contributed by: Zaady
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
Source: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 1917
Where does one go from a world of insanity? Somewhere on the other side of despair.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach? I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each; I do not think they will sing to me.
Source: Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
He laughed like an irresponsible foetus.
Source: Mr. Apollinox, 1917
His laughter tinkled among the teacups.
We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Learning together.
Source: the hollow men, 1925
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