Between two waves of the sea

At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always—
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)

4 Quartets (Little Gidding)

September 12, 2003 in Eliot | Permalink

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