That kind of review of Eliot's spiritual/poetic journey tends to put
me in mind of the first book of Sirach (aka Ecclesiasticus), esp. these
7 To whom hath the discipline of wisdom been revealed and made manifest?
and who hath understood the multiplicity of her steps?
8 There is one most high Creator Almighty, and a powerful king, and
greatly to be feared, who sitteth upon his throne, and is the God of
9 He created her in the Holy Ghost, and saw her, and numbered her, and
10 And he poured her out upon all his works, and upon all flesh according to
his gift, and hath given her to them that love him.
11 The fear of the Lord is honour, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of
12 The fear of the Lord shall delight the heart, and shall give joy, and
gladness, and length of days.
13 With him that feareth the Lord, it shall go well in the latter end, and
in the day of his death he shall be blessed.
14 The love of God is honourable wisdom.
Remember Eliot's line from the choruses from The Rock:
"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Armstrong" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: TS Eliot: "the heart of light"
> Chokh Raj wrote:
> > ps - i'm heartily sorry for interrupting the ongoing discussion with
> > this post -- the list will kindly keep it for another day - CR
> Don't apologize, CR. As my old professor said, the house of criticism
> has many mansions; so, too, can the list support many threads. That's
> what threads are for. And as Nancy remanded with me a few years ago
> (some things don't change), it's an open list!: anyone may respond to
> anything with any opinion. Feel free.
> I read through the article by Mallory Wilhelm, which I take to be a
> student paper, and found it provocative and insightful. I need a few
> quiet moments, however, to digest it for any further use or comment. I
> especially like what she says about Ash-Wednesday, though I've read
> similar previously.
> Ken A
> > --- On *Tue, 1/12/10, Chokh Raj /<[log in to unmask]>/* wrote:
> > From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
> > Subject: TS Eliot: "the heart of light"
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 11:50 AM
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ChristAsSol.jpg
> > Seeking "the Word in the Desert": T. S. Eliot's Quest for Christ
> > By Mallory Wilhelm
> > http://ayjw.org/print_articles.php?id=640253
> > "How oft, in spirit, have I turned to thee..."
> > Cheers,
> > CR