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Meditating Four Quartets: East Coker (II/2)

Cosmic conflict. Weeping meteors. Ragnarök. Armageddon. Holocaust. The world destroyed by fire, culminating in the lifelessness of absolute zero. And then suddenly we hear the voice of the poet: That was a way of putting it—not very satisfactory: / A … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: East Coker (I/2)

What do sleeping dahlias look like? In my beginning is my end. Now the light falls / Across the open field, leaving the deep lane / Shuttered with branches, dark in the afternoon, / Where you lean against a bank … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: East Coker

As “Burnt Norton” was inspired by T. S. Eliot’s walk around the garden and grounds of an old 17th century manor house in Cotswald, so “East Coker” was inspired by Eliot’s visit to the birthplace of Andrew Eliot, his first … Continue reading

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