Four Quartets is the name given to four related poems by T.S. Eliot, collected and republished in book form in 1943. They were published individually from 1935 to 1942. Their titles are Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages, and Little Gidding. Eliot considered Four Quartets to be his masterpiece. You may just agree after reading the following excerpt. And…you will note that he talked to his soul!
From The Four Quartets
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light and the stillness, the dancing.
- Thomas Stearns Eliot : British-American poet & critic