“Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these.”
T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent, 1912
Art by Francesco Lojacono.
“There are several attitudes towards Christmas, some of which we may disregard: The social, the torpid, the patently commercial…” – T.S. Eliot
In a rare gem of trailblazing vision from Brainpickings.org:
APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
–T.S.Eliot, The Waste Land
Art by Wolfgang Harms.