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T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)


	Sunday: this satisfied procession
	Of definite Sunday faces;
	Bonnets, silk hats, and conscious graces
	In repetition that displaces
	Your mental self-possession
	By this unwarranted digression.

	Evening, lights, and tea!
	Children and cats in the alley;
	Dejection unable to rally
	Against this dull conspiracy.

	And Life, a little bald and gray,
	Languid, fastidious, and bland,
	Waits, hat and gloves in hand,
	Punctilious of tie and suit
	(Somewhat impatient of delay)
	  On the doorstep of the Absolute.

			January 1910
	[The Complete Poems and Plays of T. S. Eliot]
	Copyright (c) 1969 Valerie Eliot


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