Quotation by T.S. Eliot

There are flood and drouth
Over the eyes and in the mouth,
Dead water and dead sand
Contending for the upper hand.
The parched eviscerate soil
Gapes at the vanity of toil,
Laughs without mirth.
This is the death of the earth.
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. Little Gidding, pt. 2, Four Quartets.
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