"The true inner self must be drawn up like a jewel from the bottom of the sea, rescued from confusion, from indistinction, from immersion in the common, the nondescript, the trivial, the sordid, the evanescent" - Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton


I took wild honey from the plants, I took salt from the waters, I took light from the sky. Listen, my brothers: I took poetry from everything. . . . I have only poetry to give you. Sit down, my brothers. Jorge de Lima