For my last post as Writer of the Week I shall talk about two poets from different eras and different viewpoints, William Blake and T.S. Eliot.
William Blake was an English poet, painter and printmaker, largely unrecognised during his lifetime. Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.
Blake was an epic poet consciously in the Protestant tradition of Spenser and Milton and not any sort of a mystic.
T.S. Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, moved to England in 1914 at the age of 25.
He attracted widespread attention for his poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.’ ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats(1939) is a collection of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology.
‘The Waste Land ‘ is a long poem by T.S. Eliot widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th Century and a central work of modernist poetry.
‘The Hollow Man’-
The final stanza
‘This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper