Tag Archives: Thomas Merton

Humility & Poetry

Eliot says that humility is endless.  And Thoreau says that “humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights.”  But I’ve been thinking lately about a book called The Wisdom of the Desert, translated by Thomas Merton, which is a compendium of meditations, lessons … Continue reading

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The Dead Don’t Sing

I was feeling pretty awful the other day.  It was the 17th.  I know that because I picked up my Book of Common Prayer, turned to the psalm reading in the psalter for the 17th day, and read psalm 88. … Continue reading

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Some Notes on Thomas Merton & His Poetry

I’m participating in a writing group, whose aim is to study the works of Thomas Merton.  We will meet every other Tuesday, for about three months or so, to discuss original essays inspired by the writings of the Trappist monk and poet.  I was … Continue reading

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