t.s. eliot

t.s. eliot

As it is National Poetry Month, I thought it would only be fitting to celebrate by highlighting different poets through out the month.  My first selection has to be T.S. Eliot as he has had the biggest influence on me as a poet.  My favorite Eliot poem is The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock:

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
      S’io credessi che mia risposta fosse
      a persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
      questa fiamma staria senza pi scosse.
      Ma per ci che giammai di questo fondo
      non torn vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero,
      senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo.
   Let us go then, you and I,
   When the evening is spread out against the sky
   Like a patient etherised upon a table;
   Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
   The muttering retreats
   Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
   And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
   Streets that follow like a tedious argument
   Of insidious intent
   To lead you to an overwhelming question.
   Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
   Let us go and make our visit.
   In the room the women come and go
   Talking of Michelangelo.  (read more)


  1. Beaman April 10, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    I have to agree, T.S.Eliot is one of my favourite poets. Good poem of his you chose to post.

  2. Starrlight April 20, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    Oh good choice! GOOD choice! ts is one of my all time favorites!


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