Peregrina

Poems

by Karin Temple

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peregrina

Table of Contents

El Camino (excerpt)
Llegada
Roncesvalles
Alto de Erro
Ampollas
Desayuno
El arbol
Camas
Sierra del Perdon
Madrugada
La llave
Villamayer de Monjardin
Almendras

Descanso
Tumbas
Sombra
El frances de Redecilla del Camina
En Burgos
Matamoros
Claustro
Bendiciones
Puentes
Astorga
Mujeres
Peregrina
Salida

Copyright © 2003, Karin Temple

Excerpt

El Camino

the road is a ribbon
a path a highway a valley
today bridges and stone walls
yesterday arroyo and rockslide
tomorrow a sheeptrack
        a creekbed
a lane through gardens and fields
the road is
the Milky Way
a mountain pass a cliffside
a city street a sidewalk
the aisle of a church
a cemetery
        a stairway
a tunnel
a forest trail
the road is a rosary
the road is
purgatory and paradise
in a single day
pebbles asphalt mud dust
loam manure concrete grass
wildflowers
roots
flagstones cobblestones boulders
the road is
the Road of Stars
to the House of Saint James