Dear Diana,
    My message to you (August 1) seems to have gotten lost.


Diana Manister wrote:
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Marcia, the poem's ambiguities contribute to its appeal, but even the best poems have weak spots, and Eliot's use of water in TWL seems weak, being so contradictory and confused that the sum of its meaning is zero. Diana

What in the poem points you towards summing up water's meaning?  I think rather in terms of effects and of changes in those.