331st Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 331st Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s book suggested.

Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

This poem is from T.S. Eliot:


Along the city streets,
It is still high tide,
Yet the garrulous waves of life
Shrink and divide
With a thousand incidents
Vexed and debated:—
This is the hour for which we waited—

This is the ultimate hour
When life is justified.
The seas of experience
That were so broad and deep,
So immediate and steep,
Are suddenly still.
You may say what you will,
At such peace I am terrified.
There is nothing else beside.

What do you think?


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Mmm…Richard Armitage could read the dictionary to me, and I’d be enthralled!

  2. God I love Richard Armitage in North and South.

    This is a beautiful poem…”This is the ultimate hour when life is justified. The seas of experience…” I like these lines especially. I like how he uses the imagery of the ocean and waves…”shrink and divide…”…when talking about life and experiences.