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"Connections and Why They Matter"
Most of what happens in our life will spark a connection. Life connects with what has been found in books. Books connect with what happens in life. Use the connections to help you see more clearly. A love of reading and writing is what motivated the creation of this blog. Thank you for coming to the blog.
Poetry expresses complex feelings in ways that often suggest a variety of ways. The meanings may be implied or obvious and the words, rhythm, and repetition reveal the message.
Eyes that last I saw in tears Through division Here in death’s dream kingdom The golden vision reappears I see the eyes but not the tears This is my affliction
This is my affliction Eyes I shall not see again Eyes of decision Eyes I shall not see unless At the door of death’s other kingdom Where, as in this,
The Eyes outlast a little while A little while outlasts the tears And hold us in derision.
New Eyes by T.S. Eliot
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
T.S. Eliot’s poetry is referred to as Modernism, rejecting trends of the 19th century. The thoughts are fragmented in free verse with multiple point of view often contradictory. I love both of these poems.
I loved “New Eyes” before I had any understanding of what it meant. It just drew me in and I felt it was important. I am not saying that today I really know what it means, but a lot of things seem to fit.
I think our own lives will seem very different when we reach the end and look back. All that we explored, learned, and have done, will change us. We will see the whole of it very differently than we did as we experienced the parts. The beginning and all of the related circumstances of that beginning and what followed will be clear, for the first time.
A similiar Quote
"The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust
T.S. Eliot Quote
“If your not in over your head , how do you know how tall you are?”