Thomas Stearns Eliot

(1888-1965 / Missouri / United States)

Thomas Stearns Eliot Poems

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
41. The Rum Tum Tugger 1/13/2003
42. Four Quartets 1: Burnt Norton 1/13/2003
43. Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat 1/1/2004
44. The Song Of The Jellicles 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

Comments about Thomas Stearns Eliot

  • Kimberly Kastner (4/22/2006 2:29:00 PM)

    I got his book Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats for my b-day a couple years ago. All the poems in that book are so cute! My favorite one is 'Cat Morgan Introduces Himself.' I liked how Eliot changed the spelling of some of the words to show Morgan's accent.

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Best Poem of Thomas Stearns Eliot

A Cooking Egg

En l'an trentiesme de mon aage
Que toutes mes hontes j'ay beucs ...

Pipit sate upright in her chair
Some distance from where I was sitting;
Views of the Oxford Colleges
Lay on the table, with the knitting.

Daguerreotypes and silhouettes,
Her grandfather and great great aunts,
Supported on the mantelpiece
An Invitation to the Dance.
. . . . . .
I shall not want Honour in Heaven
For I shall meet Sir Philip Sidney
And have talk with Coriolanus
And other heroes of that kidney.

I shall not want ...

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The Old Gumbie Cat

I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
Her coat is of the tabby kind, with tiger stripes and leopard spots.
All day she sits upon the stair or on the steps or on the mat;
She sits and sits and sits and sits--and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!

But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
And when all the family's in bed and asleep,
She tucks up her skirts to the basement to creep.

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