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T. S. Eliot wrote in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” the following:

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“Let us go then, you and I

When evening is spread out

against the sky

Like a patient etherized upon a table.”

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To which C. S. Lewis wrote…

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the following response in verse:

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“I am so coarse, the things the poets see

 Are obstinately invisible to me.

 For twenty years I’ve stared my level best

 To see if evening — any evening — would suggest

 A patient etherized upon a table;

 In vain.  I simply wasn’t able.”¹

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   C. S. Lewis was not recognized as a poet. That did not prevent him, however, as other unrecognizables, from resorting to verse to make an occasional statement.

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   ¹ From a C. S. Lewis Society Bulletin (circa 1983).