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Eliot, Thomas Stearns    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
31 poems available by this author


A COOKING EGG    Poem Text    
First Line: Pipit sate upright in her chair
Last Line: Droop in a hundred a.B.C.'s
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A SONG FOR SIMEON    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, the roman hyacinths are blooming in bowls and
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


AUNT HELEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Miss helen slingsby was my maiden aunt
Last Line: Who had always been so careful while her mistress lived.


BURBANK WITH A BAEDEKER: BLEISTEIN WITH A CIGAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Burbank crossed a little bridge
Last Line: Time's ruins, and the seven laws.


CONVERSATION GALANTE    Poem Text    
First Line: I observe: 'our sentimental friend the moon!'
Last Line: "and -- ""are we then so serious?"


COUSIN NANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Miss nancy ellicott
Last Line: The army of unalterable law.
Subject(s): Girls; Modern Life


EYES THAT LAST I SAW IN TEARS       


FOUR QUARTETS: BURNT NORTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Time present and time past
Last Line: Stretching before and after.
Subject(s): Time


FOUR QUARTETS: LITTLE GIDDING (1-5 COMPLETE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Midwinter spring is its own season
Variant Title(s): Little Gidding
Subject(s): Flowers; History; Perseverance; Roses; Self; Time; Winter; Historians


GERONTION    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Here I am, an old man in a dry month
Last Line: Thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season.
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Cowardice; Decay; Emptiness; Old Age; Estrangement; Outcasts; Rot; Decadence


HYSTERIA    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her
Last Line: Attention with careful subtlety to this end.
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress


JOURNEY OF THE MAGI    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A cold coming we had of it
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Christianity; Christmas; Loss; Magi; Estrangement; Outcasts; Nativity, The


LA FIGLIA CHE PIANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand on the highest pavement of the stair
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of; Regret


LINES FOR AN OLD MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The tiger in the tiger-pit
Subject(s): Hate; Men


MACAVITY: THE MYSTERY CAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Macavity's a mystery cat: he's called the hidden paw
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Crime & Criminals; Villains In Literature


MARINA    Poem Text    
First Line: What seas what shores what grey rocks and what islands
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Sea; Ocean


MORNING AT THE WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens
Last Line: And vanishes along the level of the roofs.


MR. APOLLINAX    Poem Text    
First Line: When mr. Apollinax visited the united states
Last Line: I remember a slice of lemon, and a bitten macaroon.


MR. ELIOT'S SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Polyphiloprogenitive / the sapient sutlers of the lord
Last Line: Are controversial, polymath.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


PORTRAIT OF A LADY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Among the smoke and fog of a december afternoon
Subject(s): Friendship; Music & Musicians; Women


PRELUDES: 1-4 (COMPLETE)    Poem Text    
First Line: The winter evening settles down
Last Line: Gathering fuel in vacant lots.
Variant Title(s): Preludes
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


RHAPSODY ON A WINDY NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Twelve o'clock. / among the reaches of the street
Last Line: The last twist of the knife.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


SWEENEY AMONG THE NIGHTINGALES    Poem Text    
First Line: Apeneck sweeney spreads his knees
Last Line: To stain the stiff dishonoured shroud.
Subject(s): Constellations; Decay; Mythology; Rot; Decadence


SWEENEY ERECT    Poem Text    
First Line: Paint me a cavernous waste shore
Last Line: And a glass of brandy neat.


THE BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT    Poem Text    
First Line: The readers of the boston evening transcript
Last Line: "and I say, ""cousin harriet, here is the boston evening transcript."
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


THE HIPPOPOTAMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The broad-backed hippopotamus / rests on his belly in the mud
Last Line: Wrapt in the old miasmal mist.
Subject(s): Animals; Hippopotamuses


THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Let us go then, you and I
Last Line: Till human voices wake us, and we drown.
Subject(s): Aging; Alienation (Social Psychology); Apathy; Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564); Modern Man; Paralysis; Estrangement; Outcasts


THE ROCK: CHORUS 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The eagle soars in the summit of heaven
Variant Title(s): Knowledge Without Wisdom
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE SONG OF THE JELLICLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Jellicle cats come out tonight
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Imagination; Fancy


THE WASTE LAND (1-5, COMPLETE)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: April is the cruellest month, breeding
Last Line: Shantih shantih shantih
Subject(s): Civilization; Decay; Emptiness; Rot; Decadence


WHISPERS OF IMMORTALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Webster was much possessed by death
Last Line: To keep our metaphysics warm.
Subject(s): Immortality