For what? The comment was about Eliot, not you. And this too is not worth discussion, but since you insist, the quotation is hardly a compliement and does not apply to poetry.
But I don't know why I'm even saying this and have nothing more to add.
N>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>06/16/11 8:06 PM >>>
I think //the poetry can stand on its own//. But this is not worth discussion.
>>> Chokh Raj 06/16/11 5:56 PM >>>
The quotation is a most befitting compliment to Eliot's poetry, whether or not Eliot would appreciate the comparison.
OK -- //the quotation is not apt or revealing or significant//. Is that more useful a comment?
>>> Chokh Raj 06/16/11 3:17 PM >>>
The reader may not, however, always go by what Eliot would or wouldn't approve.
--- On Thu, 6/16/11, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The passage (Enobarbus about Cleopatra) is as follows:
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety. Other women cloy
The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies; for vilest things
Become themselves in her, thet the holy priests
Bless her when she's riggish.
// I rather doubt Eliot would appreciate the comparison. //
>>> Chokh Raj 06/16/11 2:24 PM >>>