T. S. Eliot



Verse Pleasant and Unpleasant *



Literatur: T. S. Eliot
Literatur: The Egoist


VERSE stands in constant need of what Samuel Butler calls a cross. The serious writer of verse must be prepared to cross himself with the best verse of other languages and the best prose of all languages. In Georgian poetry there is almost no crossing visible; it is inbred. It has developed a technique and a set of emotions all of its own. In the present volume there are exceptions; Mr. Squire's "Lily of Malud" rises from the mud with a good deal of sweat and blood, but is an original and rather impressive poem which deserves better company. Most of the authors (including the fresh recruits) are truer to type. Mr. Stephens's "A Visit" has a kind of odd humour which must be pleasing to the adept, but is unintelligible to any one who has not substituted Georgian emotions for human ones. There are, of course, differences between the writers: Mr. Stephens's syntax is not quite the same as Mr. Drinkwater's, and still more different from Mr. Turner's. What nearly all the writers have in common is the quality of pleasantness. There are two varieties of pleasantness: (1) The insidiously didactic, or Wordsworthian (a rainbow and a cuckoo's song); (2) the decorative, playful or solemn, minor-Keatsian, too happy, happy brook, or lucent sirops. In either variety, the Georgians caress everything they touch; Mr. Monro does it far better than the others, and more intelligently; THE EGOIST has praised the volume (Strange Meetings) from which the selections in this anthology are taken. Another variety of the pleasant, by the way, is the unpleasant (sc. Rupert Brooke on sea-sickness, and Masefield on various subjects).



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