Morning at the Window

Original Text: 
T. S. Eliot, Prufrock and Other Observations (London: The Egoist, 1917): 31. E546 P784 1917 Fisher Rare Book Library.
1They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,
2And along the trampled edges of the street
3I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
4Sprouting despondently at area gates.
5The brown waves of fog toss up to me
6Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
7And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
8An aimless smile that hovers in the air
9And vanishes along the level of the roofs.
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
First printed in "Observations," Poetry 8.6 (Sept. 1916). Donald Gallup, T. S. Eliot: A Bibliography (London: Faber and Faber, 1969): A1, C28.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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© T.S. Eliot and Faber and Faber Ltd 1974