The Hollow Men
Its a longing, sad, and dissapointed tone. The poet is longing to be more than a Hollow Man.
Our dried voices, whenWe whisper togetherAre quiet and meaninglessAs wind in dry grassOr rats’ feet over broken glassIn our dry cellarShape without form, shade without colour,Paralysed force, gesture without motion;
This is the dead landThis is cactus landWe are the hollow menWe are the stuffed menLeaning togetherHeadpiece filled with straw. Alas!
And voices areIn the wind’s singingIn death’s other kingdomWaking aloneIn this valley of dying starsIn this hollow valleyThis broken jaw of our lost kingdoms
T.S Eliot's Hollow Men
How does this connect to today
It connect to today because it can be related to the fact that we have become hollow through our electronic devices. We have become nothing without them. Almost hollow in a way.
About the poem
The poet discibes the longing to be something, though he knows he is like everyone else. He begs people not to forget him. He wants to be remebered as a nobody .