The Dry Salvages

These are only hints and guesses

These are only hints and guesses,
Hints followed by guesses;
And the rest is prayer, observance, discipline,
Thought and action.
The hint half guessed, the gift half understood,
Is Incarnation.

~ from "The Dry Salvages" by T.S. Eliot
The Dry Salvages
By T. S Eliot

The Dry Salvages

For most of us, there is only the unattended
Moment, the moment in and out of time,
The distraction fit lost in a shaft of sunlight,

Hints followed by guesses; and the rest
Is prayer, observance, discipline,
thought and action.
The hint half guessed, the gift half understood,
is incarnation.

~ "The Dry Salvages" by T. S. Eliot
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