"When in the soul of the serene disciple..."

"When in the soul of the serene disciple with no more fathers to imitate

poverty is a success, it is a small thing to say the roof is gone:

He has not even a house. Stars as well as friends, are angry with the noble ruin.

Saints depart in several directions.

Be still:

There is no longer need of any comment. it was a lucky wind That blew away his halo

with his cares, A lucky sea that drowned his reputation. Here you will find Neither a proverb nor a memorandum.  There are no ways, N o methods to admire where poverty is no achievement.

His god lives in his emptiness like an affliction. What choice remains? Well to be ordinary is not a choice: It is the usual freedom Of men without visions"

- Thomas Merton

 Moon Shadow #3

Moon Shadow #3