Saturday, June 16, 2007

The pattern

Home is where one starts from. As we grow older

The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated

Of dead and living. Not the intense moment

Isolated, with no before and after,

But a lifetime burning in every moment

And not the lifetime of one man only

But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.

T S Eliot

1 comment:

Littlestone said...

Thanks to tiompan on The Modern Antiquarian for this one. From T S Elliot's, East Coker.