Serious Writers and Adolescent Poetry

Odd Bits About Books

T. S. Eliot is considered one of the major poets of the 20th Century, and for good reason. Thomas Stearns (which is a great name, apparently in Anglo Saxon it means ‘stern’ , surprisingly enough) Eliot is a great Modernist poet, The Waste Land being probably the best known of his serious, grown up poems. It’s excellent and worth a read, but isn’t what we’ll be talking about today.

I say serious, grown poems because I reckon he’s best known forOld Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, which is so much fun. However, that’s not what we’re talking about today either.

Today I want to talk about his later work. It’s taken me far too long but I’ve recently read The Four Quartets for the first time, and it’s brilliant. He considered it his masterpiece and I believe it’s thought one of the main reasons that he was awarded…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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