Convictions (Curtain Raiser) lyrics
Among my marionettes
I find The enthusiasm is intense!
They see the outlines of their stage
Conceived upon a scale immense
And even in this later age
Await an audience open-mouthed
At climax and suspense.
Two, in a garden scene
Go picking tissue paper roses;
Hero and heroine, alone,
Of promises and compliments
And guesses and supposes.
And over there my Paladins
Are talking of effect and cause,
With “learn to live by nature’s laws!”
And “strive for social happiness
Eliot, T. S.. Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909–1917 (Kindle Locations 753-771). . Kindle Edition.