“The Dry Salvages”
T.S. Eliot

I do not know much about gods; but i think that the river
Is a strong brown god–
…almost forgotten
By the dwellers in cities–ever, however, implacable,
Keeping his seasons and rages, destroyer, reminder
Of what men chose to forget. Unhonered, unpropitiated
By worshipers of the machine, but waiting, watching and waiting.
The river is within us…

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