“Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.”
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by Thomas Stearns Eliot [1888-1965].
Quote taken from Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955. Page 943.
If you would like to read the full poem: Poetry Foundation.