"They can see I'm a lost cause, an Irishwoman, a lover of Yeats - but unfaithful." And with the most bank-clerkley of Englishmen! -----Original Message----- From: cr mittal <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 9:14 am Subject: TS Eliot -- abiding popularity Dear Listers, It's interesting to learn how well Eliot's poety is being received by the current generation of readers. I'm scanning the web to know the different reasons for which they admire it. Just a sample ! CR ----- COLLECTED POEMS TS ELIOT Independent, The (London), Nov 17, 2006 by Josephine Hart http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20061117/ai_n16863444 An extract : It felt like a betrayal and it was, according to my Irish friends. "Eliot? Your favourite poet? Not Yeats? How can you?" "The heart has its reasons," I say. That's not good enough for the Irish. "Perhaps I simply fell in love with his conversation; after all, he once described poetry once as 'one person talking to another'. Anyway, I trust him. He's right about most things." We don't get much further than that. They can see I'm a lost cause, an Irishwoman, a lover of Yeats - but unfaithful. ----- Choose the right car based on your needs. Check out Yahoo! Autos new Car Finder tool. ________________________________________________________________________ AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more about what's free from AOL at AOL.com.