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kirkie

Pilgrim
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
Uncanny! Thunderstorm due here in Dublin shortly! Thank you once more, Pilgrim.
 

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Uncanny! Thunderstorm due here in Dublin shortly! Thank you once more, Pilgrim.
SUMMER SOLSTICE

And the Swifts bring me

a breakfast

of Morning Blue

topping the green

of leaves more numerous

than the stars

as the wind North West

begins to freshen

and sends a whisper:

"The days will turn;

so add these nows

to your store of memory

that they may kindle your soul

when bitter comes the dark

before the day

of Winter Solstice,

when the days will turn".

Walk soft.

Stay safe.

And

as ever

Vaya

Con Dios.

The Malingerer.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
Winter solstice here. As one salty friend of my parents said - longest night of the year. Best day to get married!
 
Winter solstice here. As one salty friend of my parents said - longest night of the year. Best day to get married!
Being ex Royal Navy methinks I could add a few "salty" remarks of my own! :). However, being long divorced, I will abstain! Take care, and keep on truckin!

Yours aye, The malingerer.
 
Being ex Royal Navy methinks I could add a few "salty" remarks of my own! :). However, being long divorced, I will abstain! Take care, and keep on truckin!

Yours aye, The malingerer.
SOURCE

A small wave

lapped at my feet

here

on a Western shore

and we waited

Then

I asked the questions:

" Where have you been

and

what have you seen"

Gentle as the wing of butterfly

came the answer:

" Far

I have been

and deep what I have felt

unseen."

My heart constricted

for it knew

that tale of old.

" You have been to the Holy Land",

I whispered

and waited.

A time went by

with many tides

before the little wave returned

and said:

" I visited the shore

and a thousand heartbreaks

embarked with me

on every drop of water

salt with tears.

The factories of death

and the murder camps

had leached their crimes

into the waters

which flowed to the sea

that home might be

on the bottom.

Farewell."

And I wondered if

when

I walk The Way

do I seek the roots

of that Ancient Tree

from which I sprang?

Walk soft. Stay safe

and

as ever

Vaya

con Dios.

The Malingerer.
 

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kirkie

Pilgrim
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
SOURCE

A small wave

lapped at my feet

here

on a Western shore

and we waited

Then

I asked the questions:

" Where have you been

and

what have you seen"

Gentle as the wing of butterfly

came the answer:

" Far

I have been

and deep what I have felt

unseen."

My heart constricted

for it knew

that tale of old.

" You have been to the Holy Land",

I whispered

and waited.

A time went by

with many tides

before the little wave returned

and said:

" I visited the shore

and a thousand heartbreaks

embarked with me

on every drop of water

salt with tears.

The factories of death

and the murder camps

had leached their crimes

into the waters

which flowed to the sea

that home might be

on the bottom.

Farewell."

And I wondered if

when

I walk The Way

do I seek the roots

of that Ancient Tree

from which I sprang?

Walk soft. Stay safe

and

as ever

Vaya

con Dios.

The Malingerer.
Yesterday I sat on the wall surrounding a well. I thought of all the people, many of whom I have known, who have passed on to other shores. I was just being aware of them, of their contribution to a micro-world ( a city boarding school) and then I watched the insects scrabbling about running here and there, as they have done since forever.... 05C41B74-6841-4639-8780-C98A678B5758.jpeg
 
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andywild

Active Member
Camino Angel
Camino(s) past & future
april '2018'
Lovely poem, it reminds me of one a heard many moons ago.. possibly keats or maybe Shelley once wrote..

There once was a man from near Reno.
Who decided to walk a Camino.
He threw on his pack
And never looked back.
Spent the rest of his life drinking vino.

Beautiful words I'm sure you'll agree.
 


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