The desert is not remote in southern tropics,
The desert is not only around the corner,
The desert is squeezed in the tube-train next to you,
The desert is in the heart of your brother.
-- Choruses from "The Rock"
"Aladdin's lamp achieved no greater demand than the task performed in those four lines of inward vision." // "Eliot's imagination is his own. I can dissect the component parts of his method and show you how it works, but the inspiration that gives movement and life to the vibrant words is thankfully as far beyond the surgeon's knife as the beat of the heart."
-- Ethel M. Stephenson, 'T.S. Eliot and the Lay Reader'
"the True Church can never fail / For it is based upon a rock."
-- 'The Hippopotamus'
"thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it"
-- Matthew xvi, 18
--- On Wed, 6/15/11, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote: