From Master to Disciple ~ Monk Gibbon


MY life is like a dream,

I do not know How it began,

nor yet How it will go.

Out of the night a bird

Has quickly flown

Across the lighted room.

And now is gone Into the dark again

From whence it came

So the old druids said,

And I the same.

But we are not content,

I, like them too,

Questioning all I meet

Seek something new.

Saying to each who comes,

“So much is clear,

But, if you know of more

I wait to hear. “

The dark, the lighted room,

The bird which flies

Are not enough for man

Who one day dies.

“Are not enough for man,

That bird which came

Out of the dark and must

Return again.

“If you know more besides,

Tell what you know,

O wise and travelled souls,

Before I go.”


William Monk Gibbon (1896 – 29 November 1987) was an Irish poet and prolific author, known as “The Grand Old Man of Irish Letters”.


Generally just Being. Nothing in particular, no claims to fame. I like gardening and the sea, nature, art in all forms from poetry to films and everything in between, and being in the company of my family.

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