Earth Rising

As our eyes are drawn upwards for ascension.
Watching the drift of far off clouds disperse
rising to heights we cannot attain with expectant
dreams of far off lands.  How far will our next step
take us as the Earth rises up to meet our foot fall and
we are once again connected?  And of coming back
down?  Look not to the skies but all around.


read at the end of a walk up a hill for ‘ascension’.


Conversation kindles a fire for justice.  In
gathering and hearing stories, lives are touched
as folk are stirred with hope and passion for new
beginnings.  Meanwhile the old arguments exude
collusions and illusions of grandeur.  Behind closed
doors executive words seem empty, unable to move
beyond content and agreeable noises.  Stop a while,
listen, respect each other and go your way as friends.


There is a connection of unspoken conversation
which drifts between worlds when walking,
journeying together.  We become more
than two souls on a road. That spirit expands
again at journey’s end.  We who remain are
hungry for more than bread broken.
Then, the space between us has changed and though
we part we are as close as before, if we never left
the path.  Until the next time my pilgrim friend.


reflecting on Luke 24: 13-35
and the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way to be walked soon…