"There are three conditions which often look alike Yet differ completely, flourish in the same hedgerow: Attachment to self and to things and to persons, detachment From self and from things and from persons; and, growing between them, indifference Which resembles the others as death resembles life, Being between two lives—unflowering, between The live and the dead nettle. This is the use of memory: For liberation—not less of love but expanding Of love beyond desire, and so liberation From the future as well as the past."-T.S. Eliot Expansion by Carmen H Gray Things and people and all of the tangible world Faces, bodies, experiences that have unfurled And have sculpted what we think we know And who we think we are From birth until the last light of the dying star The narrative of our lives Becomes the sum, the whole of us The guiding dictate, the ruling compass Until we break free
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It’s interesting that you have chosen to quote T.S.Eliot in your last two poems. I love your poems. So glad that you like to write, and you write so well.
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