Well, not the entire poem of T.S. Eliot although it is surely worth the read and you will find it here.
This, today, is a short six lines taken from near the end of the work with that wonderful, well-worn question in line 3.
I grow old . . . I grow old . . .
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think they will sing to me.
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in the U.S., moved to the U.K. in his 20s and eventually became a naturalized British citizen. He was one of the most renowned poets of the 20th Century.
In addition to The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, many of Eliot's works are among the best-known and loved - Gerontion, Ash Wednesday, The Waste Land and my favorite, Four Quartets.
He died in 1965 at age 76.
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