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T.S. Eliot: “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language”

31 December 2012

TS Eliot

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”

“What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

~ T.S. Eliot, in Little Gidding, from Sections II & V

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Dave permalink
    1 January 2013 2:57 am

    Reblogged this on Jordanfel's Blog.

  2. 2 January 2013 8:40 am

    This an incorrect quotation from Little Gidding, by TS Eliot.

    The first two lines, taken from section II of the poem, should actually read:

    “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
    And next year’s words await another voice.”

    The third line quoted above is actually from section V, and reads:

    “What we call the beginning is often the end
    And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

    The TS Eliot Society UK

  3. 2 January 2013 1:14 pm

    Thank you for pointing that out. I’ve corrected it.

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