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T.S. Eliot - Whispers of Immortality

WEBSTER was much possessed by death
And saw the skull beneath the skin;
And breastless creatures under ground
Leaned backward with a lipless grin.

Daffodil bulbs instead of balls
Stared from the sockets of the eyes!
He knew that thought clings round dead limbs
Tightening its lusts and luxuries.

Donne, I suppose, was such another
Who found no substitute for sense,
To seize and clutch and penetrate;
Expert beyond experience,

He knew the anguish of the marrow
The ague of the skeleton;
No contact possible to flesh
Allayed the fever of the bone.
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Grishkin is nice: her Russian eye
Is underlined for emphasis;
Uncorseted, her friendly bust
Gives promise of pneumatic bliss.

The couched Brazilian jaguar
Compels the scampering marmoset
With subtle effluence of cat;
Grishkin has a maisonette;

The sleek Brazilian jaguar
Does not in its arboreal gloom
Distil so rank a feline smell
As Grishkin in a drawing-room.

And even the Abstract Entities
Circumambulate her charm;
But our lot crawls between dry ribs
To keep our metaphysics warm.

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Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: 10. Whispers of Immortality
Volume: Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1920

Comment 13 of 13, added on July 18th, 2014 at 6:15 PM.
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Comment 12 of 13, added on February 25th, 2013 at 4:30 PM.
awkward........

I think this poem is about Donne and Webster. Donne hates Webster and wants him to go to hell.
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Comment 11 of 13, added on February 25th, 2013 at 4:30 PM.
awkward........

I think this poem is about Donne and Webster. Donne hates Webster and wants him to go to hell.
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persom from United States

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