It may also well have something to do with the art scene in Paris, c1910-1911.
Richard Seddon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Yet if we examine Eliot's key terms, we find that his idea of "metaphysical" poetry, which in Laforgue, he claimed, made possible his own early poetic voice, is a unity of consciousness achieved by bringing what has been unconscious into consciousness.. Moreover, this involves not only emotion but sensation or the capacity to experience the senses, which become, through poetry, elevated to a level above flesh itself. He uses the word "beatitude" to describe this "intellectual completion."[What I mean here is that for Eliot experience of emotion and sensation can exist unconsciously but be brought by the right kind of poetry to consciousness; thus it seems to mean that what is "immediate" can rise to a kind of transcendent level. One might think of that as "truth."]N