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Erskin Quint
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Posted: 15 Jun 12 18:50
There's a lot of them about at this time of year.

The jet stream brings the blighters in.

I'm off the the cove to set me lobster pots. A smuggler's work is never done!

Ahoy there shitmates!

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We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar

Shape without form, shade without colour,
Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
Remember us-if at all-not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.

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Posted: 15 Jun 12 20:08



What's a poem about a group of people who are more comfortable being part of a mob than holding individual moral frames of reference have to do with anything?

Of course it's poetry, and I usually get that wrong.

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Posted: 15 Jun 12 20:44
I like this poet, he has body, two arms, a leg and somewhere on his head, an eye. This piece of work is a leap forward for him, the last poem was written in a ditch. Yes, hollow men, they dont bounce do they. What a classic.


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Erskin Quint
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Posted: 15 Jun 12 21:52
Don't ask me, I just like the music of language.


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What's a poem about a group of people who are more comfortable being part of a mob than holding individual moral frames of reference have to do with anything?

Of course it's poetry, and I usually get that wrong.


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Posted: 16 Jun 12 01:48

 

If I'm not mistaken, the "Hollow Men" are even more contemptible than violent men (as they cannot even look goodness in the eye) and are to be damned for their cowardice and weakness of will, but what has this to do with anything?  

What kind of music is that?



 
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