Thank you for this insightful article. I appreciate how you size up the typical approach to Eliot and then lay out a more complex path. Eliot, like most poets I know, tunes into a felt mind, to those almost palpable rumblings - like an itch with a melody - that must be worked out line by line.

I appreciate, too, your highlighting a poet whose work has been devalued for superficial reasons.

- Jeffrey