from T.S. Eliot – The Waste Land on Rap Genius


“Whispers” refers to the undersea current loosening the flesh from the bone. As the body undulates undersea, the current gently hastens its deterioration. When land creatures pick at bones, it’s not “in whispers” or quiet at all—it’s a violent act; but this is a peaceful decomposition, returning the body to nothingness in whispers and waves.

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