To the Man After the Harrow by Patrick Kavanagh

To the Man After the Harrow by Patrick Kavanagh

Now leave the check-reins slack, The seed is flying far today – The seed like stars against the black Eternity of April clay. This seed is potent as the seed Of knowledge in the Hebrew Book, So drive your horses…

In Silence by Thomas Merton

In Silence by Thomas Merton

Be still.Listen to the stones of the wall.Be silent, they tryto speak your name.Listento the living walls. Who are you?Whoare you? Whosesilence are you? Who (be quiet)are you (as these stonesare quiet). Do notthink of what you arestill less ofwhat…

Goldfinch

Stranger by Thomas Merton (Excerpt)

When no one listens To the quiet trees When no one notices The sun in the pool. Where no one feels The first drop of rainOr sees the last star Or hails the first morning Of a giant world Where…

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness,…