"i have measured out my life with coffee* spoons"

For my creative writing class, we are asked to keep a journal and read two poems a day.
I came across the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot and loved it.

"There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea."
It so perfectly describes the stresses of life, while assuring the reader that, "there will be time."

*though I don't drink coffee myself, i love coffee shops, really good hot cocoa, and this line of the poem.

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Romantic Letters said...

Great poem. The author has described a long story in short. thanks

Rachel said...

I just wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog last week,
I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply, as I am trying to respond to every comment I got.
Hoping you have a fantastic day

Katya said...

love it. what a great poem. thanks for sharing!