"In the juvescence of the year
Came Christ the tiger."
"In depraved May, dogwood and chestnut, flowering judas,
To be eaten, to be divided, to be drunk
Among whispers; by Mr. Silvero
With caressing hands, at Limoges
Who walked all night in the next room;
By Hakagawa, bowing among the Titians;
By Madame de Tornquist, in the dark room
Shifting the candles; Fraulein von Kulp
Who turned in the hall, one hand on the door. Vacant shuttles
Weave the wind. I have no ghosts,
An old man in a draughty house
Under a windy knob."
"The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours."
Asserting an 'absolute' meaning.
"There, the eyes are
Sunlight on a broken column
There, is a tree swinging
And voices are
In the wind’s singing
More distant and more solemn
Than a fading star."
The eyes reappear
As the perpetual star
Of death’s twilight kingdom
The hope only
Of empty men."
The evocation, as it were, is mantric.
From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, May 7, 2012 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: Objective Correlative in Eliot's Poetry (was Re: OT - Chapel Perilous)
''which shall be the formula of that particular emotion''