Sunday, October 21, 2018

Project October: Day Twenty-One: Quotation from T.S. Eliot

today, enjoy these lines from Burnt Norton, by T.S. Eliot.

Here is a place of disaffection
Time before and time after
In a dim light: neither daylight
Investing form with lucid stillness
Turning shadow into transient beauty
Wtih slow rotation suggesting permanence
Nor darkness to purify the soul
Emptying the sensual with deprivation
Cleansing affection from the temporal.
Neither plentitude nor vacancy. Only a flicker
Over the strained time-ridden faces
Distracted from distraction by distraction
Filled with fancies and empty of meaning
Tumid apathy with no concentration
Men and bits of paper, whirled by the cold wind
That blows before and after time,
Wind in and out of unwholesome lungs
Time before and time after.
Eructation of unhealthy souls
Into the faded air, the torpid
Driven on the wind that sweeps the gloomy hills of London,
Hampstead and Clerkenwell, Campden and Putney,
Highgate, Primrose and Ludgate. Not here
Not here the darkness, in this twittering world.

-T.S. Eliot,  from the poem, Burnt Norton from Four Quartets

I liked this quote because...
Eliot is one of my favorite authors and poets.  There are many gems and treasures to mine among this forest of words.
Also, he used the word "twittering" a hundred years before Twitter was invented. so, bam.

See my other posts in this series. Here are the 6 posts I wrote from this past week:

Day Fifteen: Good Things {Books} Coming Out of Great Britain
Day Sixteen: Words From St. Stanislaus
Day Seventeen: Homeschool Planning and Morning Time {relax, enjoy!}
Day Eighteen: Becoming an Influencer and Reader (off the record and outtakes)
Day Nineteen: Using Social Media
Day Twenty: 4 Youtube Videos for inspiring planning well

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