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First of January 2012

Thomas Merton, Poet

SONG FOR NOBODY

 

A yellow flower

(Light and spirit)

Sings by itself

For nobody.

 

A golden spirit

(Light and emptiness)

Sings without a word

By itself.

 

Let no one touch this gentle sun

In whose dark eye

Someone is awake.

 

(No light, no gold, no name, no color

and no thought:

O, wide awake!)

 

A golden heaven

Sings by itself

A song to nobody.

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Uploaded on February 29, 2012