Monday, 25 April 2011
Surprised by Easter
There's a (probably apocryphal) story of T S Eliot being approached by a bright young thing in Oxford, who asked him what the opening of his poem Ash Wednesday ("Lady, three white leopards sat under the juniper tree/In the cool of the day.") meant. His reply was, "Madam, it means 'Lady, three white leopards sat under the juniper tree in the heat of the day'."