Discalced Carmelite Friars

Semi Province of St. Therese

OCDS Central

–– Evenings Beatitude

“They say for many people, evening is the best part of the day…”
from the Merchant-Ivory movie ‘Remains of the Day’

The sun sweeps low across the evening sky —  a
bird flits about the shrubbery singing its spooney
little tune in the failing light — applause trickles
upon leaves Burnished by powdery flecks and dust,
fallen from the wings of Dying moths.

fading arc shimmers like music — one hundred
violins escaping the confines of a candlelit ballroom.
That Romanian Rhapsody capturing unimagined
brilliance     *   A strand of White hair   *   Loves
      first kiss   *   Fleeting hints of the Eternal
Sanctus   *  
                    Bands of gold 'n silver light proffer
appeals amid recitals and preludes to A Night
Symphony.   Enticing me with promise of my true
Homeland my desired dwelling place — beyond
The Portal —  Hope must endure     after-all.


Of Note:   

I offer  ‘Romanian Rhapsody No 1 Op 11 ’ by George Enescu,
as a most fascinating orchestral piece.  One particularly  fine
performance can be viewed at this web address:

Written by Hannah De Lisser
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Other Blogs by Secular Discalced Carmelites:

  • Bethany Hang Out – a blog by Shawn Chapman, OCDS. Shawn is a member of the Austin community of Secular Discalced Carmelites. She also writes regularly for ATX Catholic online.
  • Elizabeth Explores Writing - a blog by Elizabeth Ogilvie, OCDS. Elizabeth is a Secular Discalced Carmelite of the U.S. Central Province.
  • Gray Rising – a blog by Tim Bete, OCDS. Tim is a member of the community of the Secular Discalced Carmelites in Dayton, OH.
  • Hearth Cake and a Jug of Water – Mary Bellman, a member of the Dallas OCDS community, sends out a daily Carmelite quotation by e-mail. Send her an email at bellman.mary@gmail.com if you would like to be added on her mailing list and receive these Carmelite quotations.
  • Illumina, Domine – a blog by Pat Enk, a Secular Discalced Carmelite of the U.S. Central Province.