Monday, March 17, 2014

Have an hour?

Though longer, with several listenings and re-readings, is better. It helps, albeit in a cold comfort sort of way, you might say:

And I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing;

The CD's been on my wishlist but unavailable for a long time, turns out some good soul who had it on vinyl has put it on Youtube, the sound quality is fine.

And the end of all our exploring 
Will be to arrive where we started
And to know the place for the first time.


Rouchswalwe said...

thank you so much for sharing this, sweet Lucy!

Catalyst said...

I shall have to take time for this.

Lucy said...

Thanks both.

In fact I'm not sure I've sat down for the entire 55 minutes, but listened to it in sections, or one quartet at a time. Reading it in between, you hear his voice reading it to you. Jeremy Irons did a recording of it on UK radio recently, which was very good and many people preferred to Eliot's own, but this is a treasure, and particularly dear to me.

Lucy said...

It's been pointed out to me this is really a very large demand to make on people to suggest they listen to this! I do know that, and in fact I'm not, it's just by way of saying what I've been doing, and letting anyone who might be interested know it's there, that's all. [insert smiley emoticon if desired!]

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YAY!!! What a present!!!
hopping up and down in chair...wait I have to stop that as the glee is causing a coughing fit...i'll snuggle in the sick chair with my blankie and listen with my one unclogged ear :)