Travelling Words

My beautiful friend Em gave me this special poem by Ursula K. Le Guin as a Bon Voyage message for my upcoming journey…

Please bring strange things.
Please come bring new things.
Let very old things come into your hands.
Let what you do not know come into your eyes.
Let desert sand harden your feet.
Let the arch of your feet be the mountains.
Let the paths of your fingertips be your maps
And the ways you go be the lines of your palms.
Let there be deep snow in your inbreathing
And your outbreath be the shining of ice.
May your mouth contain the shape of strange words.
May you smell food cooking you have not eaten.
May the spring of a foreign river be your navel.
May your soul be at home where there are no houses.
Walk carefully, well-loved one,
Walk mindfully, well-loved one,
Walk fearlessly, well-loved one.
Return with us, return to us,
Be always coming home.

One thought on “Travelling Words

  1. luvvy girl – thought I might find some news of you here – but you must be immersed in spiritual journeys and so no time or place for bloggings! we head south at sunrise tomorrow and await your arrival in cape town on 30 December with joy!

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