Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ash Wednesday

"Blessèd sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,
Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still
Even among these rocks,
Our peace in His will
And even among these rocks
Sister, mother
And spirit of the river, spirit of the sea,
Suffer me not to be separated

And let my cry come unto Thee." -- T. S. Eliot, "Ash Wednesday"

Because Fat Tuesday must pass.

The entire poem.

More Neruda soon!


Blogger countrygrrl said...

long time no hear enchilada!! hope all is well with you...spring is in the air..well it's snowing here in bonnie scotland..but hey you get the idea. Did TS Elliot in school and remember the line measuring your life in coffee spoons...ta for the memory jog

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