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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

April's Wasteland

In writing about the month of April the other day, I started to quote the opening line from the T.S. Eliot's poem The Wasteland:  "April is the cruelest month."  However, I was discussing Buzzy birthdays in the month of April and didn't want to bring everyone down talking about an over-the-top poem that doesn't make any sense unless someone explains it to you.

However, it did make me curious about the rest of the poem.  Here is the beginning of The Wasteland:

The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot | Poetry Foundation
You can try reading the entire poem but warning - it's a tough slog.  If you do want to at least attempt to read it thru, try using this source to help explain it as you do so (click here.)  Better yet, listen to a couple of folks recite it to you as follows: 
 
Music-wise do you remember the group April Wine?

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