Pilgrim Path

This blog is the work of a seeker and poet. Walking stick in hand, I head out into the world, not of the world, but in the world. My words and my friends carry me along and light the pilgrim path of spiritual journeys.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


An idyllic day in paradise breaks
when we lose sight of heaven;
it was a simple nibble, not even a bite,
tempting us with our nakedness.

Swift judgment falls upon our heads
as fierce winds sprung from God’s deep lungs,
now strip the Eden tree of leaves
forever – fallen on the ground.

Once lush and heavy with succulent fruit,
the Eden tree stands stark and bare;
a mottled, turbulent sky outlining
these now dark and craggy branches.

We sleep, then dream, then slowly wake,
and rub our weary eyes, and see, despite
the clinging pile of leaves, a ladder to God’s
heaven. Perhaps a chance to love and start anew.
poem prompted by and photo courtesy of
Christine Valters Paintner of http://abbeyofthearts.com/

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Anonymous Abbey of the Arts said...

Just basking in the poetic beauty again here for a few more minutes. Thanks for your always meaningful words.

10:58 PM  

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