Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

31 January 1915 – 10 December 1968
Thomas Merton
31 January 1915 – 10 December 1968
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Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. was an Anglo-American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis.

Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice an ...
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For My Brother - Missing In Action 1943
Sweet brother, if I do not sleep
My eyes are flowers for your tomb;
And if I cannot eat my bread,
My fasts shall live like willows where you died.
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2.
A Dirge
Some one who hears the bugle neigh will know
How cold it is when sentries die by starlight.
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3.
East With Ibn Battuta
1. Cairo 1326
Cloisters (khanqahs) of Darvishes
Built by aristocrats
Have silver rings on their doors
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

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tom stock 14 December 2020
" O Sweet Irrational Worship" i'd love to hear from someone regards their response to this poem tom stock tstock39gmail
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