Because I Do Not Hope To Turn Again

Have you read the poem 'Ash Wednesday', by T.S. Eliot? He wrote it after he converted to Anglicanism in 1927. It has been said to be one of his most moving poems.


Admittedly, I am unschooled in the mechanics and analysis of poetry. I don't pretend to understand the intricacies of it. But I know when something speaks to me, and this does. I listen to this poem every year, usually while getting the sanctuary ready for Lent. You can find an interesting entry on it in Wikipedia.


So if you have a few minutes, get comfortable, and listen to T.S. Eliot read his poem. There is emotion, and struggle, and faith. It speaks to our Lenten journey.