The Lost Word

“If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent

if the unheard, unspoken

Word is unspoken, unheard;

Still is the unspoken word, the Word unheard,

The Word without a word, the Word within

The world and for the world;

And the light shone in darkness and

Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled

About the centre of the silent Word.”

-T.S. Eliot  from Ash-Wednesday

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~ by Scott Hamilton Peters on February 14, 2010.

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