Wednesday, December 22, 2010
et desideratus earum,
qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominum,
quem le limo formasti.
O King of the peoples,
and desire thereof;
that makest one of two:
come to save man
whom Thou hast made of the dust of the earth.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Reminds me of some little thing I wrote down in December 1984 about the anguish of waiting.
The night is empty, dark, and cold.
I trudge along the road
Rememb'ring dimly being told
So long ago when I was young
From dark like this new hope has sprung.
The memory's old and faint and pale
Has little power to lift my load
And free me from my inner jail.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
O Root of Jesse,
who standest as an ensign for the people,
at whom the kings shall shut their mouths,
whom the peoples shall seek :
come to deliver us, do not delay.