I'm curious about why this occurs to you since in this case the notes say it
is a reference to an Antarctic expedition and also to the journey to
Emmaus, and in section V one actually does get images of the journey and
of Christ and the whole Weston theme not really apparent much in the first
four part. It is one passage where the notes seem to be rather literal. What
is Viv doing in these specific lines, in your view?
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> I still maintain that the only reason that TSE used the phrase was that
> it sounded good. That there is no other link between Eliot's poem and
I agree, Rick; certainly he was not as involved in The Inferno as some of
the people on the List. By the way, Tieresias, I believe was in the 16th
Who is the third who walks always beside you?
When I count, there are only you and I together
But when I look ahead up the white road
There is always another one walking beside you
Gliding wrapt in a rown mantle, hooded
I don't know whether a man or a woman
-But who is that on the other side of you?
It occured to to me that the speaker of this verse might be Viv and
Eliot's poetic translation of the questions she had begun asking him,
about their life, their marriage. . his life.