The Hollow Men (excerpt)

The Hollow Men (excerpt)

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats’ feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar

Shape without form, shade without colour,
Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death’s other Kingdom
Remember us—if at all—not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.

 

 

 

 

 

T.S. Eliot

Source [http://www.shmoop.com/hollow-men/poem-text.html]



Facebook

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • It's not the sentiments of men which make history BUT THEIR ACTIONS .

    lecturesbureau: "It's not the sentiments of men which make history
BUT THEIR ACTIONS ."
    119
    1
  • There is only one journey . Going inside yourself .

    lecturesbureau: "There is only one journey .
Going inside yourself ."
    342
    2
  • Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies .

    lecturesbureau: "Love is composed of a single soul
inhabiting two bodies ."
    274
    1
  • Little by little , one travels far .

    lecturesbureau: "Little by little ,
one travels far ."
    132
    0
  • What the caterpillar calls the end , the rest of the world calls a butterfly .

    lecturesbureau: "What the caterpillar calls the end ,
the rest of the world
calls a butterfly ."
    247
    0
  • Whatever you do , DO WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT !

    lecturesbureau: "Whatever you do ,

DO WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT !"
    253
    1
  • Love responsibility . Say : It is my duty , and mine alone , to save the Earth . If it is not saved , then I ALONE AM TO BLAME .

    lecturesbureau: "Love responsibility .
Say : It is my duty , and mine alone , to save the Earth .
If it is not saved , then I ALONE AM TO BLAME ."
    251
    0
  • The perfect Love is the one that gives everything and never expects anything in return .

    lecturesbureau: "The perfect Love is the one 
that gives everything
and never expects anything in return ."
    1807
    6
  • Liberty means Responsibility . That is why most men dread it .

    lecturesbureau: "Liberty means Responsibility .

That is why most men dread it ."
    282
    1
  • It is better to be envied than pitied .

    lecturesbureau: "It is better to be envied
than pitied ."
    257
    1