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Documentaries about poets - A must see!

Post by Doreen Peri » October 26th, 2009, 11:33 pm

Wonderful video documentaries about poets Elizabeth Bishop, Hart Crane, Emily Dickenson, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams. If you love poetry and poets, you'll LOVE this series! I've seen 2 so far (Hart Crane and Marianne Moore) .... and I can't wait to see the rest! Bookmark this page!

http://www.learner.org/resources/series ... es&pid=591

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Post by judih » October 26th, 2009, 11:53 pm

cool, doreen - thanks - i'm going to zoom over to langston

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Post by Doreen Peri » October 27th, 2009, 12:04 am

I'm watching T. S. Eliot

Boy are these great, judih!

(wish the screen was a little bigger... but hey, not complaining!)

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Post by Doreen Peri » October 27th, 2009, 1:02 am

From T.S. Eliot
Little Gidding - No. 4 of the 'Four Quartets'
This was the end of the documentary about Eliot and listening to it put me in a trance... absolutely stunningly beautiful.....
What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make and end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. And every phrase
And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,
Taking its place to support the others,
The word neither diffident nor ostentatious,
An easy commerce of the old and the new,
The common word exact without vulgarity,
The formal word precise but not pedantic,
The complete consort dancing together)
Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning,
Every poem an epitaph. And any action
Is a step to the block, to the fire, down the sea's throat
Or to an illegible stone: and that is where we start.
We die with the dying:
See, they depart, and we go with them.
We are born with the dead:
See, they return, and bring us with them.
The moment of the rose and the moment of the yew-tree
Are of equal duration. A people without history
Is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern
Of timeless moments. So, while the light fails
On a winter's afternoon, in a secluded chapel
History is now and England.

With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this
Calling

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always—
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.

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