I must atone

1 May 2022 | Humankind | 0 comments

It is not the feeling of anything I’ve ever done

Which I might get away from, or of anything in me

I could get rid of – but of emptiness, or failure

Towards someone, or something, outside of myself:

And I feel I must – atone – is that the word?


T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), The Cocktail Party (1949).

Notes from the Compiler


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