‘The Waste Land’ also laments Christ’s absence.

“I do not find / The Hanged Man.”

“The Hanged Man, a member of the traditional pack, fits my purpose in two
ways: because he is associated in my mind with the Hanged God of Frazer,
and because I associate him with the hooded figure in the passage of the
disciples to Emmaus in Part V.” - Eliot’s Notes


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:12 AM Materer, Timothy J. <[log in to unmask]>

> As soon as I sent my recent post, I recalled:
> Who is the third who walks always beside you?
> When I count, there are only you and I together
> But when I look ahead up the white road
> There is always another one walking beside you
> Gliding wrapt in a brown mantle, hooded
> I do not know whether a man or a woman
> —But who is that on the other side of you?
> and, in Mr Eliot’s Sunday Morning Service
> But through the water pale and thin
> Still shine the unoffending feet
> And there above the painter set
> The Father and the Paraclete.
> However, not inconsistent from a man who agrees with Aldington about
> Christ.