The Hollow Men V5

T.S. Eliot

[…]

Between the idea; And the reality

Between the motion; And the act

Falls the Shadow

(for Thine is the Kingdom)

Between the conception; And the creation

Between the emotion; And the response

Falls the Shadow

(Life is very long)

Between the desire; And the spasm

Between the potency; And the existence

Between the essence; And the decent

Falls the Shadow

(For Thine is the Kingdom)

For Thine IS

Life IS

For Thine is THE

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

~T.S. Eliot