St. Cecilia’s after Vespers

Catholic Poetry Room
This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Gerard Garrigan, O.S.B.                                                                                                    

St. Cecilia’s after Vespers

The others having rustled out
You alone remain
In almost darkness
Vespers candles
All snuffed out
You dawdle in
The sweet sweet hush
With Him
Who knows no time


Gerard Garrigan, O.S.B. is a Benedictine monk of Saint Louis Abbey.

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Jeffrey Essmann is Poetry Editor for IntegratedCatholicLife.org and always searching for the best Catholic poetry from today's poets as well as those of the past.

Jeffrey is an essayist and poet living in New York. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals, among them America Magazine, Dappled Things, the St. Austin Review and The Road Not Taken. He is a Benedictine oblate of Mt. Saviour Monastery.

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