The Rock
T.S. Eliot
Opening Stanza from The Rock
The Eagle soars in the summit of Heaven,
The Hunter with his dogs pursues his circuit.
O perp...
Opening Stanza from The Rock
The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge...
Opening Stanza from The Rock
But nearness to death no nearer to GOD.
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is th...
Opening Stanza from The Rock
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
The Rock (1934)
source: http://www.wisdomportal.com/Technology/TSElio...
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Opening stanza from The Rock

  1. 1. The Rock T.S. Eliot
  2. 2. Opening Stanza from The Rock The Eagle soars in the summit of Heaven, The Hunter with his dogs pursues his circuit. O perpetual revolution of configured stars, O perpetual recurrence of determined seasons, O world of spring and autumn, birth and dying
  3. 3. Opening Stanza from The Rock 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.
  4. 4. Opening Stanza from The Rock 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.
  5. 5. Opening Stanza from The Rock T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) The Rock (1934) source: http://www.wisdomportal.com/Technology/TSEliot-TheRock.html

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