Friday, February 15, 2013

Ash Wednesday

The Madeleine Church, Paris

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.

— from "Ash Wednesday" by T.S. Eliot

Read the whole poem here