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I will show you fear in a handful of dust

TS Eliot wrote “The Waste Land” and he said “I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
Maybe he had read Genesis in the Bible, back then it was perhaps a must.

At Genesis chapter3 and verse 19, Adam and Eve are now disgraced
Adam and his wife Eve are from the Garden of Eden being displaced

The pronouncement made by God that day, I am sure it bought a tear
And this is perhaps where Eliot got his line about a ‘handful of dust and fear.’

“In the sweat of your face you will eat bread, until you return to the ground”
Now I am not sure at this point but I don’t think TS Eliot was around.

The quote continues “From dust you were taken and to dust you will return.”
Now that is the wages that sin did pay, the wages Adam back then did earn.

The fear of man is dying but worse than that when it’s getting near as it must
Remember that Eliot and the Bible say, “I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”

© 15/11/2012 ~GG~

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 1:43:00 AM
    I love this ;} from church, Catechism sunday school, From dust you were taken and to dust you will return.”,, you wrote it well ;}

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:23:00 PM
    very well done!! I like the way you did Frank's challenge. It was very interesting.

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    Date: 11/16/2012 11:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi thanks Andy xx
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 10:54:00 AM
    An interesting quote from T.S. Eliot, one of my favorites; and an equally interesting comparison with the quote from Genesis.

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    Date: 11/15/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leo xx
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 10:33:00 AM
    well penned Mandy....I like how you used Genesis to illustrate your quote....best wishes ...love

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    Date: 11/15/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi and thanks Joseph xx
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 10:11:00 AM
    wow, such philosophy from your mindful pen Mandy, this is excellent..

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    Date: 11/15/2012 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks harry my friend xx