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Eliot, T S - Four Quartets - 13 Little Gidding I

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004880

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TS Eliot – Little Gidding

And what you thought you came for
Is only a shell, a husk of meaning
From which the purpose breaks only when it is fulfilled
If at all.  Either you had no purpose
Or the purpose is beyond the end you figured
And is altered in fulfilment
If you come this way
Taking any route, starting from anywhere
At any time or at any season
It would always be the same, you would have to put off
Sense and motion.
You are not here to verify,
Instruct yourself, or inform curiosity
Or carry report
You are here to kneel
Where prayer has been valid

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Eliot, T S

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Clay

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