A poem to begin your Lenten observance from Diana Butler Bass' favorite Anglican poets. "May you hunger and thirst this season for a closer connection with God and a deeper love of neighbor." - DBB
"Lent" by Christina Rossetti (c. 1886)
It is good to be last not first,
Pending the present distress;
It is good to hunger and thirst,
So it be for righteousness.
It is good to spend and be spent,
It is good to watch and to pray:
Life and Death make a goodly Lent
So it leads us to Easter Day.