Nov 4 – Tagore “a moment’s indulgence”

Wednesday  November 4   “Now is the time to sit quiet”

Packing for my annual Jesuit retreat, on Connecticut’s south shore of the Long Island Sound and on the bank of The Hammonasset River, a tidal estuary with sea birds and marsh grass.  Some breathing time, with short meetings before and after.   Back Wednesday Nov 18.


john st sj


I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side,
The works that I have in hand
I will finish afterwards.

Away from the sight of thy face
my heart knows no rest nor respite,
and my work becomes an endless toil
in a shoreless sea of toil.

Now is the time to sit quiet,
face to face with thee
and to sing dedication of life
in this silent and overflowing leisure.

Tagore 5


Tagore’s poem # 5 in Gitanjali  fits these days


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