MORNING AT THE WINDOW
by: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
- HEY are
rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,
- And along the trampled edges of the street
- I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
- Sprouting despondently at area gates.
- The brown waves of fog toss up to me
- Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
- And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
- An aimless smile that hovers in the air
- And vanishes along the level of the roofs.
POEMS BY T.S. ELIOT
"Morning at the Window"
was originally printed in Poetry, September 1916.