Stones and Newborns

Note: This is likely to be the only “poems by others” post I offer as a dedicated page. I’ve posted an essay on the value for me of these two poems – find it here.  On this page, I want the poems to simply be available, without commentary. Links to information about Thomas Merton (Trappist Monk), and e. e. cummings (American poet) are with the above linked essay.  My Best!!–MaggieAnn.

Thomas Merton:

Be still
Listen to the stones of the wall
Be silent, they try
To speak your
Who (be quiet)
Are you (as these stones
are quiet). Do not
Think of what you are
Still less of
What you may one day be
Be what you are (but who?) be
The unthinkable one
You do not know.

e. e. cummings:

the little horse is newlY
Born)he knows nothing,and feels
everything;all around whom is
perfectly a strange
ness Of sun
light and of fragrance and of
Singing)is ev
erywhere(a welcom
ing dream: is amazing)
a worlD.and in
this world lies:smoothbeautifuL
ly folded;a(breathing and a gro
Wing)silence, who:

(Reminder – link to my discussion of these, and source links for each poet/writer is found here.)


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