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At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.


-- from Four Quartets, by T. S. Eliot
Poetry Chaikhana | T. S. Eliot - At the still point of the turning world (from The Four Quartets)

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e_d_young
Apr. 16th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this excerpt and reminding me of these poems. I read them many years ago, along with other T.S. Eliot poems and fragments that were compiled in one book. A part of East Coker made a big impression on me.
bobby1933
Apr. 17th, 2016 06:01 am (UTC)
I have to confess to not being a great fan of Eliot; but some of his passages are fantastic!
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