Saturday, 3 April 2010

April is the cruelest month

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding    
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing    
Memory and desire, stirring    
Dull roots with spring rain.    
Winter kept us warm, covering             5
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding    
A little life with dried tubers.    
Summer surprised us, coming over the Starnbergersee    
With a shower of rain; we stopped in the colonnade,    
And went on in sunlight, into the Hofgarten,      10
And drank coffee, and talked for an hour.    
Bin gar keine Russin, stamm' aus Litauen, echt deutsch.    
And when we were children, staying at the archduke's,    
My cousin's, he took me out on a sled,    
And I was frightened. He said, Marie,      15
Marie, hold on tight. And down we went.    
In the mountains, there you feel free.    
I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.


The Wasteland, T.S.Eliot

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