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Collected Poems 1909 1962Ramatist critic and editor T S Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth century poetry This edition of Collected Poems 1909 1962 includes his verse f That's all the facts when you come to brass tacksBirth and copulation and deathI've been born and once is enoughYou don't remember but I rememberOnce is enoughWell here again that don't applyBut I've gotta use words when I talk to youWhen you're alone like he was aloneYou're either or neitherI tell you again it don't applyDeath or life or life or deathDeath is life and life is deathI gotta use words when I talk to youBut if you understand or if you don'tThat's nothing to me and nothing to you I always find it curious how much Eliot—uite conservative in character and anxious about what he regarded as a modern cultural evolutionary tendency abetted by the dry rationalism of an increasingly technical society towards pressing everything downwards unto the lowermost tier of the coarse the vulgar the profane the commonplace—embraced a modernist grasp of language with all of its form fluid possibilities and permutations in order to work his utterly uniue manner of lyrical genius And it is genius at the very least by any aesthetic measure; combining words into lines and phrases that leap off of the page in all of their graceful poignancy and grab the reader by the soul pierce the superficial layers of the memory to embed themselves within the selfsame chambers that house such perduring residents as the framed vista of supernally brilliant swathes of colour that suffused with flowering existence a memorable cloud garbed sunset; mayhap an instant when flush with the harmonious pressure of musical gales impaled and frozen upon a hook sonically plunged in an arc through the soul your breath seized up in a drawn interval balancing between the explosion and implosion of life; or perhaps the roseate winsome heart punching smile of a youthful beauty that captured the entirety of your pubescent heart and cranked the inner thermostat to fluttering scorch; or even the first moment when still as a statue in the midst of a world in constant motion that sense of limpid fulsome connexion with the cosmos in its entirety—with its subtle divine pressure to drive you down upon your knees—hummed through every fiber of your being with a tellurian energy ultimately derived from cosmogonic fuel of the most primordial lineage And when you can through the application of diligent reasoning and intuitive sleuthing discern the implicit meaning behind the elegantly moving textual façade you realize that Eliot truly belongs in that first tier of twentieth century poets masterfully forging personal commiserations by means of linguistic elements invariably held at somewhat of a remove—the better to penetrate the obfuscations of an age engaged in the shedding and shoring up of beliefs—that it might seize and sueeze your spiritual nuts An early favourite of mine and this collection contains one marvel after another from the lengthy span of his versified creativity

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There is no authoritative collection of the poetry that TS Eliot himself wished to preserve than this volume published two years before his death in 1965Poet d Wow Eliot was a phenomenal poet What lovely writing

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Collected Poems 1909 1962 reader ✓ Hardcover Read Ñ T.S. Eliot ë There is no authoritative collection of the poetry that TS Eliot himself wished to preserve than this volume published two years before his death in 1965Poet dramatist critic and editor T S Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentiRom Prufrock and Other Observations 1917 to Four uartets 1943 and includes such literary landmarks as 'The Waste Land' and 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats Critics of Eliot damn his work for its difficulties and one cannot deny that its complicated diversions into technical and structural experimentation mythical reference and multilingual commentary do initially intimidate The beauty of Eliot's poetry is that it grows with you Eliot doesn't always succeed and many of his poems seem trite and pretentious but when he succeeds he hits dead on with poetry perfect in form balance and sound There is the man here the poet as reflected in his own work but there is also common human experience through looking at history The Waste Land and meditating on Man's relationship with the Divine and the eternal Ariel Poems and most of his output after 1928 This collection is a wonderful summary of the poetic works of one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century For a complete overview of Eliot you should read at least one of his plays Murder In The Cathedral and one of his volumes of critical essays