Burnt Norton

” … And the pool was filled with water out of sunlight,

And the lotos rose, quietly, quietly,

The surface glittered out of heart of light,

And they were behind us, reflected in the pool.

Then a cloud passed, and the pool was empty.

Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children,

Hidden excitedly, containing laughter.

Go, go, go, said the bird : human kind

Cannot bear very much reality.

Time past and time future

What might have been and what has been

Point to one end, which is always present. ”

T. S. Eliot