|Reviewed by Jansen Estrup
|With all of this banging and whimpering, and the resurection of Guy Fawkes, Mr. Eliot needs a mass revival - we should be both dumb and dumbstruck. Thanks Gene ...|
|Reviewed by David Hightower
|Gene - When I first read T.S. I was astounded by some of the images he used. Though I didn't appreciate his later poems as much as the earlier ones, I, like you, am at that age where,
I [too] have measured out my life
in coffee spoons,
I am either dumb or dumbstruck
Excellent write, as always. - David
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|... I listened to a reading of The Waste Land and Four Quartets when I was badly ill with'flu earlier this year; it made me feel worse! Perhaps I should have stuck to his Book of Old Possums instead? East Coker, from where his ancestral roots hailed in the 1660s, is a beautiful place not too far from me here, and a far cry from the bleak picture he paints of it in his poetry... In fact, your thoughts on the meaning of "daunsinge" are actually highly appropriate to my scrumpy-swilling near-neighbours! My life is very happily measured out in bags of Earl Grey these days, so, on the strength of your encouragement, I will away again to see if Prufrock yet rocks. Personally, I'm rather keener on the work of a certain G Gulliver Williamson... xx|
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|admiration and envy are... enviable. It takes an intelligent and brave person to admit and accept such feeling. But what you are saying here, is a good point for a new beginning, a new approach of the work of T.S.E. or of your own work... Inspiration and challenges are all around.
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|A talented writing about a very talented writer.
|Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
|A wonderful, thoughtful tribute that inspires me to read what leaves my dear friend "dumbstruck with admiration and envy."|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|try reading Chaucer ...
informative & well written ...
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|A particularly insightful and endearing write by a talented writer on another talented author!
|Reviewed by Michelle Mead
|Yes, he was briliant- but then, Gene, so are you xxxxx Michelle|
|Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
|I agree totally with your last few lines.. sometimes I scrach my head and think huh? and then at others I think 'damn I wish I'd written that'... great piece Gene.. Myrna|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Great information, thanks Gene!
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|Reminds me of when I'd first read Romeo and Juliet. I was baffled. Years later I gave it another chance, and, of course, saw the wonderment. Enjoyed.
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|SINCE, INDEED, AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE - OUR BEGINNING IS OUR END...AND OUR END IN OUR BEGINNING, I CAN ONLY ADMIRE THE WISDOM ELIOT SHED IN 'COKER' AND IN 'THE LOVE STORY OF J ALFRED PRUFROCK', LOOKING BACK AT OUR OWN WEAKNESSES ALWAYS KEEPS ONE FROM PRESUMING, THE PROBLEM IS VERY FEW OF US WANT TO...'LOOK BACK'...AND...'OWN UP'. THANK YOU, GENE, FOR BRINGING THESE TWO FANTASTIC WORKS UP, I REALLY ENJOYED READING THEM. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Charles Neff
|It all depends on the size of the spoon, doesn't it? And how vigorously you stir yourself and otheres.. If dumb and dumbstruck apply at all, you must be talking about someone else!
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|read Prufrock..way back, interesting poems Eliot wrote, i loved all his work..would dig up my shelves to read again....|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Thank you for the lesson, Gene. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Your writting is brillant, as always Gene...
love and peace, Carole~
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|A new word to me ~Gene~ thanks to You!
"Periphrastic" for simplicity that can
suit one better from Eliot's point of view,
and so it is without so many words!!
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|It is good when one is moved (so) by another, and, (even moreso) when one can continue to glean life from what has been. Enjoyed your tribute, gene,- impeccably written. peace and continued inspiration to you ... richard|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Esoteric language more often than not leaves this reader in a state of want searching my limited lexicon for just the perfect semantic revelation. Renown carries with it tremendous responsibilities and Eliot has lived up to his as your rendering here bears testament. What impresses this reader is your interpretive skills as an interpreter of fine literature. That you are rightly taken with Eliot's style and so eloquently relate your admiration impresses. Yes Gene, on reading Gene, I am impressed. Smooth, informative and rich with pragmatic verse. As long as you choose to share I will have resource to many of the finest. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Because of your poem, I just re-visted Prufrock, and today, I'll probably re-read some more of his work - thanks.|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Very informative, Gene, thanks, you never disappoint your readers.
Much peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse
|Which goes to prove that simple language often has a bigger impact.|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|Speaking - not preaching! - to the converted here,
Gene...those coffee spoons have been one of my measures
since..i can't remember when
but then time past is time present in time future.
Your tribute's pithy, warm, just right.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Never have I read the guy, but I love that word, "periphrastic", as I get the feeling that it might describe me to a degree...e|
|Reviewed by Joy Hale
|I agree. When reading the great poets of long ago, the words they used so elegantly are simply not used today. But, you could start a trend, Gene, therefore encouraging many of us to sharpen our word skills. Thought provoking read; thanks for sharing your views.
Joy L. Hale
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|It has been a long times since I've tried to read Eliot. I, for one, wasn't impressed, although I knew I was supposed to be. I need to revisit him. Soon.|