What's that line from TS Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I'm able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I'm older. Thank God for growing up.
I'm as much influenced by Joseph Smith and the Mormons as I am, more so, than by Eliot. Actually, I'm much more influenced by the poetry of the Mormons.
The city overwhelmed our expectations.
The Kiplingesque grandeur of Waterloo Station, the Eliotic despondency of the brick row in Chelsea
Someone once accused me of being like Eliot Ness.
I sad no sir, I'm not E.N., but I can promise you that I'm not Al Capone!
Pound's translation of Chinese poetry was maybe the most important thing I read.
Eliot a little bit later.
Last Update: February, 2020