The Subtlest Sound of All
Thomas Merton Brightman

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Every
Sound
Tis part of AUM__

Yet

AUM__'s
Last syllable
Tis not silent

Rather a summons to
The heart of its art
Subtlest whisper of AUM__

The sound of silence
Evokes art
Murmuring in the heart

Every
Heartbeat
A fragment of AUM__

Heart
At the center
Of every sound

Each beat
The artistic teat
Nourishing the art of AUM__

Heart
Makes visible
In its last syllable
The subtlest sound of all

AUM__
Whispering its 'HeArt'