POETRY: Love Winter When The Plant Says Nothing by Thomas Merton

Love Winter When The Plant Says Nothing by Thomas Merton

O little forests, meekly
Touch the snow with low branches!
O covered stones
Hide the house of growth!

Secret
Vegetal words,
Unlettered water,
Daily zero.

Pray undistracted
Curled tree
Carved in steel—
Buried zenith!

Fire, turn inward
To your weak fort,
To a burly infant spot,
A house of nothing.

O peace, bless this mad place:
Silence, love this growth.

O silence, golden zero
Unsetting sun

Love winter when the plant says nothing.

4 Comments on POETRY: Love Winter When The Plant Says Nothing by Thomas Merton

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