Just out of a longish meeting and refreshing the spirit for a few
minutes reading TSE posts from latest to oldest....this is very nice
Peter, and makes sense in a number of ways. Christ the Tiger thus
assimilates us to the Body of Christ. In Eliot, the way up and the way
down are often the same, and what appears to be a negative has an
ostensibly positive import. This is so much in the grain with Eliot's
poetry that a proposed Eliot reading should not leave home without it.
Peter Montgomery wrote:
> I suspect that the tiger's pouncing in spring is Jesus' resurrection.
> In overcoming death, he devours the old man and transforms
> human nature into something new which actually participates in
> the divine nature as adopted sons of God.
> Jesus did say at one point in one of the gospels, "You are as gods."
> Hope that adds some zest to your being munched.