For some are sane and some are mad
And some are good and some are bad
And some are better, some are worse —
But all may be described in verse.


Light
Light
The visible reminder of Invisible Light.


Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.


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


Speech without word and
Word of no speech
Grace to the Mother
For the Garden
Where all love ends.


Sister, mother
And spirit of the river, spirit of the sea,
Suffer me not to be separated

And let my cry come unto Thee.



This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.


A dangerous person to disagree with.


It is certain that a book is not harmless merely because no one is consciously offended by it.


Here I am, an old man in a dry month,
Being read to by a boy, waiting for rain.


April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.


I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.


Unreal city,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.


We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw.


Those who have crossed
With direct eyes
to death's other Kingdom
Remember us
 — if at all — not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.



Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow


Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow


Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow 
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