Doan Courant

The semi-whenever newsletter for one of the many Doan Families.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Little Gelding

The following lines come from T.S. Elliot's poem 'Little Gelding' from Four Quartets. I remember hearing this lines in a movie once, though I cannot recall what movie. If you recognize it and gave give me some assistance, I will be grateful.

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always—
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.


Anonymous said...

i believe mcnamara references the poem in fog of war

QNormal said...

I have not seen The Fog of War.