A birth, and our death?

24 Apr 2022 | Holy Spirit | 0 comments

… were we led all that way for

Birth or death? There was a Birth certainly,

We had evidence and no doubt. I had seen birth and death,

But had thought they were different; this birth was

Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death.

We returned to our places, these kingdoms,

But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,

With an alien people clutching their gods.

I should be glad of another death.


T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), The Return of the Wise Men.

Notes from the Compiler


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