Sunday, February 22, 2009

Heaven's Remains

The abyss opens up in the centre of your soul. And this abyss of interior solitude is a hunger that will never be satisfied with any created thing. The only way to find solitude is by hunger and thirst and sorrow and poverty and desire, and the man who has found solitude is empty, as if he had been emptied by death. He has advanced beyond all horizons. There are no directions left in which he can travel. This is a country whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. You do not find it by travelling but by standing still. Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
Thomas Merton - New Seeds of Contemplation



"Heaven's Remains" - Copyright © 2009 Frank Trainor
I was ambitious
My blood was cold water

And my brow poured with sweat when it rained

But the heat that came down on my head never burned

Like my passion for Heaven's Remains


I lived in a mansion

Down south by the beaches

Where the money takes different names

A Porsche in the drive and a porch with a sign that said

Welcome to Heaven's Remains


Where there's nothin' to lose and nothin' to gain

There's nothin' at all but a mournful refrain

Paradise is a song pride aches to recall

Every dream of its own is a far cry from home

Here in Heaven's Remains


When I return

To the ashes and mud

When the dust comes to sleep in my veins

There should be a quote on my tombstone engraved

That says good-bye to Heaven's Remains


Where there's nothin' to lose and nothin' to gain

There's nothin’ at all but a mournful refrain

Paradise is a song pride aches to recall

Every dream of its own is a far cry from home

Here in Heaven's Remains


3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Boy! Interesting you should post Merton here. I just got my copy of "New Seeds of Contemplation" back from a friend, and have been re reading it. A truly awesome book.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkYNac29khk

Take care brother...from the same mother,

AT

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 2:32:00 AM  
Blogger bruce said...

frank: fidd here. hard to see where to send an email. Also see no signs of the past on your site.
Anyway, I have an interesting bit of trivia concerning Hard Driving Hana et al. Hope you and the family are well. I finally am.

b

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Frank said...

b...good to hear from you and glad to hear you're doin' well...we're doin' well ourselves...sorry to be a bit delayed in posting you back here as both sites are dormant currently pending modifications but also we're not updated on your current contact information so here's where you can reach me at prowriter@franktrainor.com Please let me know how to reach you back via email/phone as well.

God Bless!

Saturday, April 11, 2009 6:13:00 PM  

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