In 1921, a student by the name of Anna M. du Brul penned a poem about life in Brookland, and how it is run by the bells. I came across this poem while writing my Senior Thesis, and recently ran across it again. I thought it would provide a nice reflection this day before Lent.
The Bells of BrooklandWhen dewdrops glisten in each flower
O’er earth the sun holds sway.
It is the Angel’s glad reveille
The birds are on the wing;
God gives us yet another day,
The Bells of Brookland ring. And then again at high noon hour
They bid us stop to pray,
To thank God has His blessings shower
Upon us through westay.
O Come adore, twas at mid-day
They crucified the King,
And bend thy knee to homage pay,
The Bells of Brookland ring. At eventide all wee things cower
Each deepening sunset ray
Reflects the Great Creator’s power
Brings rest from work and play.
The Angelus once more today,
And now ‘tis evening
And “De profundis, Domine” The Bells of Brookland ring. O monks, who mark the day
By Aves as you sing,
Reminders of His service may
The Bells of Brookland ring