Thomas Stearns Eliot

(1888-1965 / Missouri / United States)

Comments about Thomas Stearns Eliot

  • Gold Star - 10,604 Points Frank Avon (4/2/2015 3:06:00 AM)

    PLEASE tell me why I cannot add any of Eliot's poetry to my list of favorite poems!

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  • Rookie David Yelland (11/8/2013 5:20:00 PM)

    A wonderful poet who's poetry has changed my life

  • Rookie Jared Midwood (5/8/2013 2:03:00 PM)

    The Waste Land is the most important piece of American literature ever published. It is Eliot's tour-de-force, a stunningly realistic portrayal of the downfall of western civilization. It was the first poem to require pages and pages of footnotes! I think it contained 50 or more references to classic literature and music...

  • Rookie - 3 Points Kimberly Kastner (4/22/2006 2:32:00 PM)

    I got his book Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats for my b-day a couple years ago. All the poems in that book are so cute! My favorite one is 'Cat Morgan Introduces Himself.' I liked how Eliot changed the spelling of some of the words to show Morgan's accent.

  • Rookie - 3 Points Kimberly Kastner (4/22/2006 2:29:00 PM)

    I got his book Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats for my b-day a couple years ago. All the poems in that book are so cute! My favorite one is 'Cat Morgan Introduces Himself.' I liked how Eliot changed the spelling of some of the words to show Morgan's accent.

Gerontion

Thou hast nor youth nor age
But as it were an after dinner sleep
Dreaming of both.


Here I am, an old man in a dry month,
Being read to by a boy, waiting for rain.
I was neither at the hot gates
Nor fought in the warm rain

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