St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
5:00 PM - Homesickness

Charles A. Peñalosa

1 By the Riverwalk of San Antonio
 there we sat and wept,
 remembering Meinrad.
2 On the cypresses that grew there
 we hung up our coats.

3 It was there that they asked us
 our instructors for songs
 our presenters for joy.
 "Sing to us," they said,
 "one of Meinrad's tones."

4 O how could we sing
 the song of the monks
 on Texan soil?
5 If I forget you, Saint Meinrad,
 let me lose Donut Tuesdays!

6 O let my tab
 be closed and suppressed
 if I remember you not,
 if I prize not Jack's coffee
 above all my joys.

7 [Remember, O Lord
 our Wednesday meal deals
 and our birthday traditions,
 when they say, "Kiss the moose,
 Kiss the moose" in the Unstable.

8 O dreaded chicken breast,
 he is happy who ignores you
 the ills you brought on us.
9 He shall seize and shall dash
 your baby carrots upon the rock.] Ω


"The Last Sunset" by Robert Healey