Treasure Island

Bernard Kennedy

(20 May 1956 / dublin)

Thomas Merton


Mertonian can mean silence
and hermitage, and hermit like
trust, in,
waiting, knowing we are carried
purposively.
In silence his deepest conversation
with self and Other,
was put into grammar construction.
The loudness of the world's shop window,
and the embers of the evening,
hermitage stove, contrast
as storm and calm.

In his hermitage, the story
mountain, and to elect for
silence. Sinai, Tabor, or Horeb
all built in silence,
the inner dynamo.

Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 11, 2014

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