Prufrock and Other Observations

Prufrock and Other Observations

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by T. S. Eliot
     
 

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And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully!
Smoothed by long fingers,
Asleep ... tired ... or it malingers,
Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices,
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed,
Though I have seen my head…  See more details below

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And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully!
Smoothed by long fingers,
Asleep ... tired ... or it malingers,
Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices,
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed,
Though I have seen my head (grown slightly bald) brought in upon a platter,
I am no prophet-and here's no great matter;
I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker,
And in short, I was afraid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419143328
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/17/2004
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.10(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "one of the twentieth century's major poets." He was born in St. Louis, Missouri to an old Yankee family. However he emigrated to England in 1914 (at age 25) and was naturalized as a British subject in 1927 at age 39, renouncing his American citizenship.

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Prufrock and Other Observations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eliot was genius.