Hi all, First I'd like to say that I have really enjoyed reading the subject matter and discussions posted. But I have one question: why is there little discussion concerning the 4Q? In my opinion (and it is only my opinion), Eliot's 4Qs are his best works, with the Hollow Men following close behind. I find that I can spend hours reading, re-reading and thinking about the timeless questions posed in these poems. I only raise this because I am about to commence a thesis on BN, and have been thinking about the function of the bird: does the bird function as a protagonist, or a mediator between worlds, the Holy Spirit (as I have read from one commentator, I can't remember which one but it was published in the late 60s), inspiration either in the poem or in the poet's mind, or merely an extension of the garden. I would be really interested to hear comments from the rest of the list. Thanks, Beth _____________________________________________________________________________ http://calendar.yahoo.com.au - Yahoo! Calendar - Access your appointments and meetings online.