Takes a bit of umph to wrap one's mind around that thought.
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Subject: Gerontion: earth's tenant

Today's Quotation at Dictionary.com

"Yes; but if not of the earth, for earth's tenant Jerusalem was the omphalos of mortality."
 (Thomas De Quincey, 'Suspiria de Profundies') 


"Thou hast nor youth nor age
 But as it were an after dinner sleep
 Dreaming of both." 

                   "Tenants of the house,
 Thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season." 

                                                           "Think at last
We have not reached conclusion, when I
Stiffen in a rented house." 


Jules Laforgue: "And thou, Silence, pardon the earth; 
the little madcap hardly knows what she is doing."
(Lyndall Gordon, 'Eliot's Early Years', p. 35) 


Poetry has many voices.