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3 years ago  ::  May 26, 2012 - 5:19PM #1
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2 years ago  ::  Jan 10, 2014 - 10:46AM #2
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Song for Nobody - by the Cistercian (Trappist) monk Thomas Merton

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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