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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:32 am    Post subject: Song for Nobody Reply with quote

Song for Nobody

By Thomas Merton
(1915 - 1968)



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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