Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Sea Bell's Angelus...

Also pray for those who were in ships, and
Ended their voyage on the sand, in the sea's lips
Or in the dark throat which will not reject them
Or wherever cannot reach them the sound of the sea bell's
Perpetual angelus.


And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.


~ Text: T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

~ Image: Lighthouses and Lightships, W. H. Davenport Adams, London, 1870