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November 29, 2007 / Daniel

TS Eliot’s “Choruses from the Rock”

Endless

O world of spring and autumn, birth and dying
The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word.
All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance,
All our ignorance brings us nearer to death,
But nearness to death no nearer to GOD.
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries
Bring us farther from GOD and nearer to the Dust.

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  1. Tim Shey / Dec 29 2010 5:40 pm

    I love reading T.S. Eliot’s “Choruses from The Rock.” Eliot’s “Four Quartets” is also outstanding.

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