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.


Image above (and on front-page mastheads): Triad Luchem by Cathie Meighan, SSJ.

Words above: Song for Nobody by Thomas Merton.

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