- from Ash Wednesday by T.S. Eliot
Because I know I shall not know
New Delhi, The Royal Observatory, Photo by Thomas Merton
The one veritable transitory power
Because I cannot drink
There, where trees flower, and springs flow, for there is nothing againBecause I know that time is always time
And place is always and only place
And what is actual is actual only for one time
And only for one place
I rejoice that things are as they are and
I renounce the blessed face
And renounce the voice
Because I cannot hope to turn again
Consequently I rejoice, having to construct something
Upon which to rejoice
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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