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Selected Poems of T S Elliot

    What is this face, less clear and clearer
    The pulse in the arm, less strong and stronger-
    Given or lent? more distant than stars and nearer than the eye
    Whispers and small laughter between leaves and hurrying feet
    Under sleep. where all the waters meet.
    Bowsprit cracked with ice and paint cracked with heat.

    He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, “for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry”.