Les trois sauvages

thomas s. eliot(Selezione dal terzo movimento di Quattro quartetti di T. S. Eliot)

I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river

Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable,

Patient to some degree, at first recognised as a frontier;

Useful, untrustworthy, as a conveyor of commerce;

Then only a problem confronting the builder of bridges.

The problem once solved, the brown god is almost forgotten

By the dwellers in cities—ever, however, implacable. Continua a leggere

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