The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Poems by T. S. Eliot:|
Princess Volupine extends
A meagre, blue-nailed, phthisic hand
To climb the waterstair. Lights, lights,
She entertains Sir Ferdinand
Klein. Who clipped the lion's wings
And flea'd his rump and pared his claws?
Thought Burbank, meditating on
Time's ruins, and the seven laws.
And the trees about me,
Let them be dry and leafless; let the rocks