The Hollow Men

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T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men.

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The Hollow Men

  1. 1. The Hollow Men T.S. Eliot
  2. 2. We are the men hollow
  3. 3. We are the stuffed men
  4. 4. Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
  5. 5. Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless
  6. 6. As wind in dry grass In our dry cellar
  7. 7. Shape without form, Shade without colour ,
  8. 8. Paralysed force , gesture without motion;
  9. 9. With direct eyes , to death’s other K ingdom Those who have crossed
  10. 10. Remember us – if at all – not as lost Violent souls, but only As The hollow men The stuffed men.
  11. 11. Eyes I dare not meet in dreams In death’s dream kingdom
  12. 12. These do not appear: There, the eyes are Sunlight on a broken column
  13. 13. There, is a tree swinging And voices are In the wind’s singing More d i s t a n t and more solemn Than a fading star
  14. 14. Let me be no nearer In death’s dream kingdom
  15. 15. Let me also wear Such deliberate disguises
  16. 16. Rat’s coat, crowskin, crossed staves In a field Behaving as the wind behaves
  17. 17. No nearer – Not that final meeting In the twilight kingdom
  18. 18. This is the dead land This is the cactus land
  19. 19. Here the stone images Are raised , here they receive The supplication of a dead man’s hand UNDER THE TWINKLE OF A FADING STAR.
  20. 20. Is it like this In death’s other kingdom
  21. 21. Waking alone At the hour when we are Trembling with tenderness Lips that would kiss Form prayers to broken stone
  22. 22. The are not here There are no here eyes eyes
  23. 23. In this valley of dying stars In this hollow valley
  24. 24. In this last of meeting places We grope together And avoid speech Gathered on this beach of the tumid river
  25. 25. Sightless, unless
  26. 26. The eyes REAPPEAR As the perpetual star
  27. 27. Multifoliate rose Of death’s twilight kingdom The hope only Of empty men.
  28. 28. Here we go round the prickly pear Prickly pear prickly pear Here we go round the prickly pear At five o’clock in the morning
  29. 29. Between the idea And the reality
  30. 30. Between the motion And the act FALLS THE SHADOW FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM
  31. 31. Between the conception And the creation FALLS THE SHADOW Life is very long
  32. 32. Between the desire And the spasm Between the potency Between the essence And the descent FALLS THE SHADOW And the Existence
  33. 33. FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM
  34. 34. For Thine is Life is For Thine is the
  35. 35. This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends
  36. 36. Not with a bang but a whimper THE END

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