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Poetry

One of those Modernist Poets.

This is T.S. Eliot, late, and from a text that is seen as critical. Eliot is not that long gone. This is not all of the four quartets. But it has this quote: Humankind cannot bear very much reality. This is late Eliot: the man who has faith, and has moved beyond imagism and symbols […]

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Lectionary

22 October 19

One’s name, in ancient times, could be used against you or describe you. I am not sure what led the mother of Nabal to call him “fool” — for that is what it means — no more than I understand those who call their children unique names that tell those who hear them more about […]