Thomas Stearns Eliot is one of the twentieth century’s major poets. We can’t say that this man created something ordinary. All his poems are emotional and powerful. Every image is close to us. You have to enjoy at least the best samples (“A dedication to my wife” is undoubtedly worth reading). Eliot’s poems can easily evoke deep emotions. What is more, the artist’s masterpieces are so popular and famous because of the range of intellectual references and also for the vividness of characters in love poems. Some critics describe the author’s poetry as very sentimental, erotic and deep.
Of course, two marriages with Vivienne Haigh-Wood and Esmé Valerie Fletcher also had an impact on the poet. In his Love Song, the author unclenched his heart for the woman he was in love with. The reader can marvel at how eloquent the description of relationship can sound in the poetry:
“Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreats”
To sum up, Thomas Eliot and his love stories with enigmatic content are definitely something mysterious even nowadays. But maybe it’s yet much more intriguing…Who knows? Nevertheless, in one thing we are sure: his words are immortal and useful for everyone in a modern world:
“For what is love itself, for the one we love best?
An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet
are better than any joys outside our love.”