Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Proud Man

The humble man receives praise the way a clean window takes
the light of the sun."  Thomas Merton

The proud man 
is like a dirty window.

He cannot permit to pass 
the morning's glory;

whereas the humble man
dissolves in the light
of the rising sun

like a freshly scrubbed window.

(22 Feb. 2013)