Thomas Merton – Three Poems

October 8, 2013

 

Thomas Merton

 

Thomas Merton is one of my favorite poets of the 2oth century.

 
[easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”0811207692″ locale=”us” height=”250″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51glZn-wJsL.jpg” width=”162″] His poetry reflects his monastic experience, simple in wording and form, and yet as one digs deeper and internalizes these poems, a deep, earthy wisdom is uncovered.
 
The Biography is probably my favorite of Merton’s poems, but as I have already shared that poem here, I offer three more poems that serve as a rich introduction to Merton’s poetry.
 
These poems can be found in:

The Collected Poems of Thomas Merton.

Paperback: New Directions, 1977.
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NB: The Google Books version below is from [easyazon-link asin=”0811216136″ locale=”us”]a different collection[/easyazon-link]…

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