Sinful Sunday Week 97: Poetry & Prufrock

I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day really (as my recent return to Gutter Magazine will tell you). However, I am a hopeless romantic and a big fan of love. When I think of love, I often think of poetry.

The authors so tortured with love, lament, and loss that the only way they can express themselves is to write it down. They are afraid of the sound it may make when it leaves their own mouths, but relish in the gorgeous beauty when others speak their words out loud. That, my lovelies inspired my Sinful Sunday post.

And I have known the eyes already, known them all –
The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase,
And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,
Then How should I begin
To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?
And how should I presume?
–“The Love Song of J. Alfred Pruforck” by T.S. Eliot

Not only is Eliot one of my ultimate favorite authors, but I fully believe that the eyes of a person are a valuable insight. You can see so much when fully gazing into someone’s eyes: their honesty, their vulnerability,  their love, their desire, and, ultimately, their humanity. As Molly‘s rules always denote “Sinful Sunday is all about the image.” So, look into my eyes, and tell me what you see πŸ™‚

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11 Responses

  1. Molly says:

    I completely agree about eyes, they are windows to the soul.


  2. Love the quote and the mask xx

  3. Hubman says:

    I’m not very good with poetry, what do you think of this?

    Roses are red
    Lemons are sour
    Open ur legs and give me an hour


    I like being able to look into your eyes

  4. Kazi G says:

    Great quote! and I love the eyes πŸ™‚

    ~Kazi xxx

  5. Love the image and that’s one of my favorite quotes! I wander around a lot muttering things like “I grow old, I grow old I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled”.

  6. I’ve always been a big fan of that poem. And I couldn’t agree more about the insight you can gain by looking into a person’s eyes.

  7. jemima101 says:

    Another Elliot fan here, and such a wonderful antidote to the saccharine sweetness of valentines day

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