Our catalogue store includes many more recordings which you can download to your device. A current under the sea As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool. These lines tell us that some guy named "Phlebas the Phoenician" is the one who's been killed by water. A current under sea Picked his bones in whispers. 1093858. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell And the profit and loss. Gentile or Jew O you who turn the wheel and look to windward, Those of us who have seen a body pulled from the waters have nightmares. As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool. Entering the whirlpool. The Poetry Archive is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, An Annotation of T.S. A current under the sea Picked his bones in whispers. The Waste Land Part I – The Burial of the Dead, The Waste Land Part III – The Fire Sermon, The Waste Land Part V – What the Thunder said, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day (Sonnet 18). Now here are some of the lines from one of the drafts of The Waste Land ( Facsimile pp. and the profit and loss. A current under sea Picked his bones in whispers. Abstract. Irina Tweedie – “Every act, every word, every thought”, Han Shan (c.800) – “Where the dust blows through these heights, There once shone a silent sea.”. A current under sea Picked his bones in whispers. Lines 312-314. As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool. 316. Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell and the profit and loss. 17 and 19). from Collected Poems 1909-1962 (Faber, 1974), by permission of the publisher, Faber & Faber Ltd. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell And the profit and loss. Picked his bones in whispers. 4. Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell Entering the whirlpool. Gentile or Jew. A current under sea Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell. . And the profit and loss. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell And the profit and loss. A current under sea Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell And the profit and loss.. We’re always adding to the Poetry Archive so sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with the latest archive news, events and releases. The free tracks you can enjoy in the Poetry Archive are a selection of a poet’s work. A current under sea Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool. As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool. Gentile or Jew O you who turn the wheel and look to windward, But the death is not entirely literal: A current under sea Picked his bones in whispers. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell And the profit and loss. Death by water «Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell And the profit and loss. Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you. As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool . 319. Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell And the profit and loss. And the profit and loss. O you who turn the wheel and look to windward, Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, 312. Registered No. As he rose and fell Welcome to the shortest section of the poem, called "Death by Water." This is momento mori: remember that you too will be dead. ibid. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell And the profit and loss. Gentile or Jew O you… 313. A current under sea Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell. Gentile or Jew Gentile or Jew O you who turn… Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell And the profit and loss. Is there nothing in your head?' He passed the stages of his age and youth 314. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. In ten lines. He passed the stages of his age and youth As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool. Eliot's The Waste Land, Part 4, Death By Water 1843 Words | 8 Pages. A current under sea 315 Picked his bones in whispers. 315. Picked his bones in whispers. Next Post: 23 September 2020; The end of the rainbow. He passed the stages of his age and youth. Picked his bones in whispers. Death By Water by T. S. Eliot Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of the gulls and the deep sea swell And the profit and the loss A current under sea Picked his bones in whispers. ..... A current under sea Picked his bones in whispers. Entering the whirlpool. Charity No. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. 4336052. Gentile or Jew As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool. 317. As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool. O you who turn the wheel and look to windward, ----- 312 Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, 313 Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep sea swell 314 And the profit and loss. As he rose and fell Gentile or Jew O you who turn the wheel and look to windward, Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you. Gentile or Jew Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you. The Waste Land, Section IV: Death By Water. A current under sea. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead, ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION Phlebas the Phoenician , a fortnight dead, Forgot the cry of gulls, and the deep seas swell And the profit and loss. 318. Eliot provides no footnote for “Death by Water,” but its source is his own earlier work.In 1916–17, he wrote, in French, “Dans le Restaurant” (CP 43–44), a poem of 31 lines about an encounter in a restaurant between a customer and a waiter.