T. S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding”

What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make and end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. And every phrase
And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,
Taking its place to support the others,
The word neither diffident nor ostentatious,
An easy commerce of the old and the new,
The common word exact without vulgarity,
The formal word precise but not pedantic,
The complete consort dancing together)
— Read on www.columbia.edu/itc/history/winter/w3206/edit/tseliotlittlegidding.html

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