7 March 2009

The Hollow Men

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
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

Extract from The Hollow Men by T. S. Eliot

1 comment:

  1. Bit harsh, surely? Obama is committed to a Green New Deal. Calling Brown a Hollow Man would be too kind - it assumes he has some semblance of humanity.