Warfare, pilgrim, is good reason to betake yourself from here.
Seek the roads that no one else takes; from the crowd now disappear.
Do not disdain the pebble that now lodges in your shoe.
Hail those you meet along the way; give praise where praise is due.
Shield yourself from falsehood by recalling holy tales;
Strengthen soul and body as you drink the sacred ales.
At the crest of yonder mountain, where clouds obscure the view,
Fear not, O weary pilgrim: Someone watches over you.
Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #214
More Poetry Pantry #480 at Poets United
Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
at her journey’s end
a simple decoration
for the pilgrim’s grave
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Journey”
Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
Detail from a tiny triptych at Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
The painting itself is about the size of a U.S. quarter-dollar coin.
on the pilgrim way
a mother’s consolations
and the piercing thorns
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Haiku My Heart and Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon
Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
Macro sign, Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
Climbing the pyramid at La Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México