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.

Monday, February 04, 2008



THE PATH SHIMMERS

Then He said, "Do not come near here;
remove your sandals from your feet,
for the place on which you are standing
is holy ground." – Exodus 3:5

Otherworldly, the ground appears
not of this earth.
Footprints are easily left behind
to mark our presence
for the pilgrims who will follow. But bare feet speak up;
neither tread, nor sole nor straps instead, the glorious

bottoms of our feet letting those who come after us know
we danced a shimmering path on holy ground.




(poem inspired by photograph taken by and used with
permission of Christine Valters Paintner

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Abbey of the Arts said...

Thanks Rich, another beautiful contribution. I love the connection to the Exodus story.

12:50 PM  

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