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2019.10.07 14:46

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot.

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And would it have been worth it, after all,
After the cups, the marmalade, the tea,
Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me,
Would it have been worth while,
To have bitten off the matter with a smile,
To have squeezed the universe into a ball
To roll it towards some overwhelming question,
To say: “I am Lazarus, come from the dead,
Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all”—
If one, settling a pillow by her head
Should say: “That is not what I meant at all;
That is not it, at all.”

And would it have been worth it, after all,
Would it have been worth while,
After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,
After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor—
And this, and so much more?—
It is impossible to say just what I mean!
But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen:
Would it have been worth while
If one, settling a pillow or throwing off a shawl,
And turning toward the window, should say:
“That is not it at all,
That is not what I meant, at all.”
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  • Shamus 2019.10.07 14:48

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    I miscalculated how long this part would take to read and so have posted the rest as a comment. Forgive me. 🙏
  • Angelia 2019.10.07 14:55

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    It doesn't matter Shamus,and thank you share it.
  • Bloom. 2019.10.07 15:00

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    @Shamus your reading is awesome everytime. 🍃🌹🐝
  • Reem 2019.10.07 15:02

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    @Shamus Make it as long as you can. 😊
  • Angeles 2019.10.07 15:18

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    The paintings are beautiful... van Gogh's style...😍
  • thom 2019.10.07 15:59

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    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🍀🍀🍀🍀🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
  • Salwa Makhlouf 2019.10.07 17:52

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    @Shamus Thank you
  • 甘露WX 2019.10.08 10:19

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    Make sense
  • 俄尔阿吉 2019.10.08 12:06

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    @Shamus thanks.

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