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In a message dated 12/12/2006 20:24:11 GMT Standard Time,  
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Thanks, Vishvesh. 
 
Incidentally, this article provides me an occasion to  share a flash
I had had years ago as to the symbolic significance of  the titles of
the four movements of the poem:
 
Burnt Norton : Norton as the  poet's fictional name -- this Norton 
obviously has a history of  having been  "burnt" by the "fires" oof 
this world.
 
East Coker : The light comes from  the East -- heralded by the 
crowing of a cock. This is the light that comes  from Norton's cultural
heritage, from his "tradition". A  little license, perhaps, in reading a
"cock" in "Coker" :) 
 
Dry Salvages : Norton reviews  the futility of salvaging his lot in 
earthly perspectives of time -- such salvages he  finds, at best, 
only "dry".
 
Little Gidding : The final answer to  all his perplexities is found in
the course of certain fleeting moments of mystical  revelation when
the outer sense is benumbed by a certain kind  of "giddiness".
 
 
Well, I've been encouraged to share this flash,  howsoever 

capricious it might seem,  by the following observation in the 
article on 'A Pattern of  Timeless Moments' :
 
"As one’s appreciation of the Quartets deepens,  these geographical 
titles come to be understood as  symbols of significant stages in the 
poet’s journey of spiritual  self-discovery. "

 



- AIR/EARTH/WATER/FIRE, also relevant ?  [ - weren't  many of these 
names/titles, such as 'East Coker' a 'given' to TSE and not  an outcome of his artifice 
?]
 
Very best wishes
 
David