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Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2010

…from but ash we come, and to ash we will return…

From T.S. Eliot’s Ash Wednesday

Blessèd sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the
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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2010 4:10 pm


  2. cathy permalink
    February 27, 2010 7:48 pm

    I love Eliot, Episcopalifem – my favourite is the Four Quartets, but this is a lovely passage from Ash Wednesday.

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