Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Chinese jar

"Words move, music moves
Only in time; but that which is living
Can only die.  Words, after speech, reach
Into the silence.  Only by the form, the pattern,
Can words or music reach
The stillness, as a Chinese jar still
Moves perpetually in its stillness."

From 'Burnt Norton',  Four Quartets   T.S. Eliot 

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