That is an (not "the") interpretation of "Shantih." But the lines above that are about violence, chaos, and murder. Moreover, Cleo Kearnes has pointed out that the full ending of the Upanishad starts with "Om," and Eliot omits it (though we know he studied them).
So you are free to interpret one line as shaping all the rest, but that interpretation is not "what the lines say": it is one reading of very mixed lines.
Nancy>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>09/09/11 7:20 PM >>>
apropos TWL's ending
Peter Montgomery wrote: "They end it with a very positive tone, but then that's what the lines say."
A valuable observation, Peter. Thanks.
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Re: vis-a-vis 'Four Quartets'
Interesting to see that presentation again.
They end it with a very positive tone, but then that's what the lines say.