Dimensions of Eliot's
T. S. Eliot and religion/revelation
By Janet McKnight
An article worthy of critical attention.
I love these self-imploding pronouncements. Nothing comes from nothing --- turns out it's true!
On 9/13/2012 6:23 PM, Nancy Gish wrote:
In my judgement, placing him above Donne and Hopkins is utterly false. Anyone can call anyone "greatest": it does not mean much.Nancy>>> Chokh Raj 09/13/12 5:59 PM >>>
The Guardian article
Which religious poets do you love?Andrew Brown1 June 2009
"[T]he most powerful English religious poet started off as an American.There is something in the solemn and desolate music of The Waste Landwhich conveys to me an idea of god by absence and by indirection."
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Subject: TS Eliot, the greatest religious poet?
If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent
If the unheard, unspoken
Word is unspoken, unheard;
Still is the unspoken word, the Word unheard,
The Word without a word, the Word within
The world and for the world;
And the light shone in darkness and
Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled
About the centre of the silent Word.
That is what I had read in an article in The Guardian (UK).It resonated well with what I had felt all along.It raises certain questions, though, of how and why.We need to raise them and answer them as best we can.I'd love to share my feelings on the subject.The list is welcome.