A month of poems: Day 14

This April is the 24th National Poetry Month, a celebration established and organized by the Academy of American Poets.  Throughout the month, there are a number of specific events including Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 18, and the Dear Poet project.  Every school day this month, the King Street Chronicle will publish one poem in honor of National Poetry Month.

Courtesy of nationalreview.com

St. Teresa’s Bookmark
St. Teresa of Avila
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things are passing
But God never changes
Patience gains all things
If you have God
You need nothing else
God alone is enough

St. Teresa originally wrote this poem in Spanish on one of her bookmarks.
Nada te turbe
Nada te espante
todo se pasa
Dios no se muda
La paciencia todo lo alcanza
quien a Dios tiene
nada le falta
Sólo Dios basta
Contributed by Director of Upper School Campus Ministry Mrs. Maureen Considine

– Sydney Kim, Opinions Editor
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