Ash Wednesday

I do not hope to turn again

but conversion (convertere) is not always planned.

I had never meant to turn about

from the material world, but on this

day of penitence, I kneel and wonder.

Ash Wednesday

Photo: Ryan Wiedmaier – Flickr

It surprised me that this is actually the third Ash Wednesday poem I have written here. The first line of this poem repeats the first line of T.S. Eliot’s poem “Ash-Wednesday