Please fast and pray every Thursday for the renewal of the Catholic Church in America. Please note: The Cybersociety will fast on Fridays beginning January 2013, in accordance with ancient custom.

Friday, December 18, 2015

And a Child Shall Lead Them


This valley wood is pledged
To the set shape of things;
Here are no harpies fledged,
No rocs may clap their wings.

Here poised in quietude,
Calm elementals brood;
They fend away alarms
From this green wood.

Only, the lawns are soft,
Slow branches sway aloft,
Small pathways idly tend
Towards no fearful end.

--With apologies to Robert Graves, lines from "An English Wood"

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