Ordinary Time

by Nathan Chan

Let us praise the silence of hours
Spent sighing. Let’s praise what’s not ours
To have in desiring. Let
The restless rhythm of our days
Be calmed to a summer’s brief delay 
To pray our pains to thirst, yet.

Nathan Chan is a third-year literature and philosophy student from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He is currently researching for his thesis on the Filipino-American poet Jose Garcia Villa. He is also interested in the philosophy and theology of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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