Tag: kayleen asbo

We Thank Thee for Light

We thank Thee for the lights that we have kindled,The light of altar and of sanctuary;Small lights of those who meditate at midnightAnd lights directed through the coloured pans of windowsAnd light reflected from the polished stone,The gilded carven wood, the coloured fresco.|Our gaze… Continue Reading “We Thank Thee for Light”

O Light Invisible

O Light Invisible, we praise Thee!Too bright for mortal vision.O Greater Light, we praise Thee for the less;The eastern light our spires touch at morning,The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,Moon light and start light,… Continue Reading “O Light Invisible”

Grateful for the Light We Have

Seek not to count the future waves of Time;But be ye satisfied that you have lightEnough to take your step and find your foothold, – T. S. Eliot, “Two Choruses from ‘The Rock,’” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa… Continue Reading “Grateful for the Light We Have”

Spirit of Fountain and Garden

Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the garden,Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehoodTeach us to care and not to careTeach us to sit stillEven among these rocksOur peace in His will – T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” The Waste… Continue Reading “Spirit of Fountain and Garden”

Renewal by Quail and Plover

The cry of quail and the whirling ploverAnd the blind eye creates The empty forms between the ivory gatesAnd smell renews the salt savour of the sandy earth – T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa… Continue Reading “Renewal by Quail and Plover”

Redeem the Time

But the fountain sprang up and the bird sang downRedeem the time, redeem the dreamThe token of the word unheard, unspoken. – T. S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday,” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online… Continue Reading “Redeem the Time”

It Is Always Worth While

Would it have been worth while,After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor – And this, and so much more? – It is impossible to say just what I mean! –… Continue Reading “It Is Always Worth While”

Hope Calls for Action

Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope. – Rebecca Solnit Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S. Eliot with… Continue Reading “Hope Calls for Action”

On New Year’s Eve, Wishing You a Fresh Beginning

Every moment is a fresh beginning. – T.S. Eliot  Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Advent Waiting as We Near Our Destination

The Journey of the Magi …At the end we preferred to travel all night,Sleeping in snatches,With the voices singing in our ears, sayingThat this was all folly. Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley…. ….And arriving at evening, not a moment… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting as We Near Our Destination”