Thomas Stearns Eliot

(1888-1965 / Missouri / United States)

Thomas Stearns Eliot Poems

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41. Four Quartets 1: Burnt Norton 1/13/2003
42. Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat 1/1/2004
43. The Song Of The Jellicles 1/13/2003
44. The Rum Tum Tugger 1/13/2003
45. Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town 1/13/2003
46. Growltiger's Last Stand 1/3/2003
47. Gerontion 5/17/2001
48. Eyes That Last I Saw In Tears 1/3/2003
49. The Old Gumbie Cat 1/13/2003
50. The Naming Of Cats 1/13/2003
51. The Hollow Men 1/3/2003
52. Macavity: The Mystery Cat 12/31/2002
53. A Cooking Egg 12/31/2002
54. The Waste Land 1/13/2003
55. The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock 1/3/2003
56. Ash Wednesday 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Thomas Stearns Eliot

Ash Wednesday


Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Desiring this man's gift and that man's scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things
(Why should the agèd eagle stretch its wings?)
Why should I mourn
The vanished power of the usual reign?

Because I do not hope to know
The infirm glory of the positive hour
Because I do not think
Because I know I shall not know
The one veritable transitory power
Because I cannot drink
There, where trees flower, and springs flow, for there is nothing ...

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Conversation Galante

I observe: 'Our sentimental friend the moon!
Or possibly (fantastic, I confess)
It may be Prester John's balloon
Or an old battered lantern hung aloft
To light poor travellers to their distress.'
She then: 'How you digress!'

And I then: 'Some one frames upon the keys
That exquisite nocturne, with which we explain

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