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 colour

And no thought:

O, wide awake!)


A golden heaven

Sings by itself

A song to nobody.


Thomas Merton

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