"And at the corner of the street
A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps.
And then the lighting of the lamps."
"If the street were time and he at the end of the street"
Objective Correlative and the Timless Moments, the Epiphanical Moments:
Sudden in a shaft of sunlight
Even while the dust moves
There rises the hidden laughter
Of children in the foliage
Whisper of running streams, and winter lightning.
The wild thyme unseen and the wild strawberry,
The laughter in the garden, echoed ecstasy
Not lost, but requiring, pointing to the agony
Of death and birth.
After the kingfisher's wing
Has answered light to light, and is silent, the light is still
At the still point of the turning world.
Time past and time future
Allow but a little consciousness.
To be conscious is not to be in time
But only in time can the moment in the rose-garden,
The moment in the arbour where the rain beat,
The moment in the draughty church at smokefall
Be remembered; involved with past and future.
Only through time time is conquered.
Intimations of Immortality.
From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>;
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Subject: Re: Objective Correlative in Eliot's Poetry (was Re: OT - Chapel Perilous)
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