Thanks for the beautiful descriptions. (Never seen nothin' lŠk that in West
Texis. Must be them New Mexican mushrooms.) Seriously, though. Beautiful. I
don't think Eliot ever lost his sense of the world as "appearance" rather than
"reality." Marcia Karp's poem (TSE 1907) shows an early manifestation of
that--"Time and Space" cannot "be" in the sense of *really* existing. But we
must be open to the "divine" manifesting itself in romantic love situations.
Eliot never ceased being a romantic.
Eliot never ceased being a philosophical idealist.
Here stand I.
J. P. Earls, OSB
St. John's University
Collegeville, MN 56321
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