literature meme | poems (1/9) | The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot


"What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,You cannot say, or guess, for you know only A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief, And the dry stone no sound of water. Only There is shadow under this red rock,(Come in under the shadow of this red rock), And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”   
    [full poem]

the poem that is ever somewhere in my being, and has been since the first encounter during high school. nothing again nothing, connected with ruined towers forever. feel it, man; feel it.

literature meme | poems (1/9) | The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot

"What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”   

    [full poem]

the poem that is ever somewhere in my being, and has been since the first encounter during high school. nothing again nothing, connected with ruined towers forever. feel it, man; feel it.

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