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Poetry Friday: Rhapsody on a Windy Night by T.S. Eliot

March 24th, 2017 (06:00 am)
contemplative

Current Mood: contemplative
Current Song: Houses by Noah Tauscher

Half-past three,
The lamp sputtered,
The lamp muttered in the dark.

The lamp hummed:
Regard the moon,
La lune ne garde aucune rancune,
She winks a feeble eye,
She smiles into corners.


- selected lines from Rhapsody on a Windy Night by T.S. Eliot

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Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: March 25th, 2017 11:49 am (UTC)

Why is the lamp still on at half past three? Must be a late night reader, like hubby. He would notice the moon and wind. They would infuse my dreams.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 25th, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)

I am grateful for lampposts.

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: March 25th, 2017 04:59 pm (UTC)
lamps

I love the sputtering, muttering lamp!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 25th, 2017 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: lamps

Illuminating.

Posted by: Catherine Flynn (Catherine Flynn)
Posted at: March 26th, 2017 10:36 pm (UTC)
Poetry Friday

I haven't read much Eliot since college, and all I really remember is those women, coming and going. This is lovely, especially the moon smiling "into corners." Thank you for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 26th, 2017 10:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Poetry Friday

Thanks for commenting!

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