At 12:23 AM 8/2/2007, Richard Seddon wrote: >To me both Pound and Eliot seemed to be working to some sense of the parts >fitting together. Excellent point. Whether you call it a whole or a unity, if it is one poem, however well executed, it is a unity. Interesting, too, that while Pound and Eliot viewed the poem as a whole, they might not each have viewed it as the other did. Seems probable that they didn't. Ken A >They seemed to think that there was some whole into which >a variety of very fine poetry did not fit. Examples are "Gerotion" and the >ship board scene. Other poetry was added, after Pounds condensation, which >Eliot seemed to feel fit in with and enhanced the rest.