As it is National Poetry Month, I thought it would only be fitting to celebrate byÂ highlightingÂ different poets through out the month.Â My first selection has to be T.S. Eliot as he has had the biggest influence on me as a poet.Â My favorite Eliot poem is The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock:
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Â Â Â Â Â S’io credessi che mia risposta fosse
Â Â Â Â Â a persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Â Â Â Â Â questa fiamma staria senza pi scosse.
Â Â Â Â Â Ma per ci che giammai di questo fondo
Â Â Â Â Â non torn vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero,
Â Â Â Â Â senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo.
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Â Â Let us go then, you and I,
Â Â When the evening is spread out against the sky
Â Â Like a patient etherised upon a table;
Â Â Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
Â Â The muttering retreats
Â Â Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
Â Â And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Â Â Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Â Â Of insidious intent
Â Â To lead you to an overwhelming question.
Â Â Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Â Â Let us go and make our visit.
Â Â In the room the women come and go
Â Â Talking of Michelangelo.Â (read more)