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Donne was writing of powerful sensual desire. Eliot is not. And in "La
Figlia" the narrator is imagining abandoning the woman.

Donne understood profound human love.
Nancy

On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 12:12 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Stand on the highest pavement of the stair—
>
> - TS Eliot, LA FIGLIA
>
> On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 12:03 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Not less of love,
>> But expansion of love
>> beyond desire.
>>
>> - TS Eliot
>>
>> Our two souls therefore, which are one,
>>    Though I must go, endure not yet
>> A breach, but an expansion,
>>    Like gold to airy thinness beat.
>>
>> - John Donne
>>
>> Eliot from memory only.
>> CR
>>
>>