thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season

T. S. Eliot – Gerontion by poetictouch

an audio of thomas stearns eliot reading his 1920 piece gerontion. the poem represents the view of a gerontic or elderly man and his Modernist views on religion and sexuality, amongst other topics. although the line, “thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season” is a metaphor for age, I thought it would be rather fitting for this peculiar new york weather we’ve been having. plus, I cannot think of a more satisfying way to hear eliot read than by the genius himself.

by sv