"Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers."
from The Wasteland
by T. S. Eliot
A new year full of new words!
Some of the best New Year's words I know come from T. S. Eliot's "Four Quartets":
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 and end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from . . .
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.*
from the Fourth Quartet, "Little Gidding" (sections II & V)
appeared a couple of times previously on this blog:
see ~ "Three Passions"
and ~ "Parallax"
"This Year's Words"
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