In writing about the month of April the other day, I started to quote the opening line from the T.S. Eliot’s poem The Wasteland: “April is the cruelest month.” However, I was discussing Buzzy birthdays in the month of April and didn’t want to bring everyone down talking about an over-the-top poem that doesn’t make any sense unless someone explains it to you.
However, it did make me curious about the rest of the poem. Here is the beginning of The Wasteland:
|The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot | Poetry Foundation|
You can try reading the entire poem but warning – it’s a tough slog. If you do want to at least attempt to read it thru, try using this source to help explain it as you do so (click here.) Better yet, listen to a couple of folks recite it to you as follows:
Music-wise do you remember the group April Wine?