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.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Tentatively asked,
“Do you think you could love me?”
Softly answered, “Yes.”

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Friday, February 27, 2009

OF GOD by Thomas Merton

This photograph, posted previously, has long spoken to me. Perhaps the season of Lent has brought it to mind yet again.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Dead from the neck up,
Not so bad a place to be.
Living in my heart.

(Poem inspired by photograph taken by and used with kind permission of Christine Valters Paintner of www.abbeyofthearts.com. Join Christine's Poetry Party now!)

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Thursday, February 05, 2009


Twelve billion year old stardust
seeds, imbedded memories
remember. Tightly wound
paperthin heads poke through
the fertile ground of being
seeking sunlight with an instinct
born in ancient swirling cosmos,
dancing to the songs of angels,
stretching their faces to the heavens,
singing, praying “Adoramus Te.”

(poem inspired by and photo taken by
and used with kind permission of
Christine Valters Paintner. Join Christine's
Poetry Party every other Monday at

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Sunday, February 01, 2009


Rearview mirror dreams
Catching hope as the wind blows
Mind the speed limit