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Opening Lines (Experimental)
Dreaming of both.
Being read to by a boy, waiting for rain.
Bitten by flies, fought.
Blistered in Brussels, patched and peeled in London.
Rocks, moss, stonecrop, iron, merds.
Sneezes at evening, poking the peevish gutter.
A dull head among windy spaces.
Signs are taken for wonders.
"We would ...
Reviewed by atmckechnie on Dec 11, 2010
Hard work, some pay off
I like TS Elliot. This volume was just a little less meaningful for me as it lost some of the grandeur of previous works. Maybe I got the wrong impression starting out with The Hollow Men and Gift of the Magi but most of these were about drizzly streets in Paris. Which is lovely, it's just hard to push through sometimes, convoluted. Some wonderful works though, marked with a sadness and nostalgia.
Reviewed by Christiana on Feb 17, 2010
Poems for the soul and the psyche.
Splendid, moving, graphic, they rend life's breath.
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Ratings for 'Poems' by Eliot, T.S.