February 02, 2011

Quotable: The Waste Land

O City city, I can sometimes hear
Beside a public bar in Lower Thames Street,
The pleasant whining of a mandoline
And a clatter and a chatter from within
Where fishmen lounge at noon: where the walls
Of Magnus Martyr hold
Inexplicable splendour of Ionian white and gold.

--"The Fire Sermon" from T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land

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