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Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot
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Apr 27, 2011

it was amazing
Read in February, 2011

I purchased a small paperback T.S. Eliot Selected poems from a used book store and it doesn't have any barcodes for me to track but it was copy righted in 1930s. It;s a bright yellow book with a illustrated I am assuming Eliot in blue suit. Harbrace paper bound library hpl 21
95 cents it was back in 1930s.

I never really understood the hype for Eliot back in high school, but then again, what did I really know in high school right? Just clueless teenagers going by the book obtain the grades needed to survive.

But if you ever have the chance, read through his writings because they are just inexplicably beautiful. The aura of serendipity when you finish his poems seem to entice the reader, and you just dive into his reverie. Often times it can get very dark and it plays with one's mind. So it may not be a great idea to read it on a Monday ;)

For I have known them all already, known them all-
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume? "
-T.S. Elliot "The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

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