T S Eliot reads 2 poems (5 mins)

They are part of “4 quartets” and, rather appropriately for early December, “The Magi” – a poem about the journey of the Wise Men looking for the Christ child.

This is a very old audio recording, made in the 1940s, but his voice and words reach across the decades.  There is something compelling and real about a poet reading his own works – accent, tone, meaning, understanding, phrasing all come together.

Listen and see.

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poem/journey-magi

 

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