Burnt Norton - excerpt 2 (from The Four Quartets)

by T. S. Eliot


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Time past and time future
Allow but a little consciousness.
To be conscious is not to be in time
But only in time can the moment in the rose-garden,
The moment in the arbour where the rain beat,
The moment in the draughty church at smokefall
Be remembered; involved with past and future.
Only through time time is conquered.

-- from Four Quartets, by T. S. Eliot

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Burnt Norton - excerpt