‘The Hippopotamus’ by T.S. Eliot

‘The Hippopotamus’

by T.S. Eliot100_2431

“The broad-backed hippopotamus
Rests on his belly in the mud;
Although he seems so firm to us
He is merely flesh and blood.

Flesh-and-blood is weak and frail,
Susceptible to nervous shock;
While the True Church can never fail
For it is based upon a rock…”

You can read the complete poem here. T.S. Eliot founded the Poetry Book Society.

Join us for ‘Read, watch, play’ today between 9am – 11am and 2pm – 4pm.

The theme is #bookclubread.

This month the theme is #bookclubread.  Will you be watching an episode of The Book Group on Channel 4 or will you be reading the latest recommendation from your book club for this month’s Read, Watch, Play. If you don’t belong to a book club and would like to start your own, go to www.surreycc.gov.uk/readinggroups to find out how.

 #rwpchat #bookclubread – Read Watch Play

What is Read Watch Play?

Surrey Libraries has become a partner in the online Read Watch Play reading group. Every month join us and other library services from around the world as we explore a different theme through reading, watching or playing. Spend the month discovering different books and films connected to the theme of the month. Meet us on Twitter so we can chat about where our journey has taken us this month. Link your tweets with the hashtag #rwpchat and the hashtag of the month. You’ll find that the themes are very broad and can encompass almost anything. Have a look at the themes coming up for the rest of the year. Also take a look at Surrey Libraries Read Watch Play Pinterest board and the International Read Watch Play Pinterest boards to see some suggestions. You can check our own catalogue and DVD page for inspiration too.

 

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