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traveling at home
November 5, 2011, 7:09 pm
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My friend Eve has sent me this excellent poem by Wendell Berry.  It certainly speaks to walking the Camino for the second time; to the certain stability which is more usual pattern of life, to anticipated walks in the next weeks along familiar paths.

Even in a country you know by heart
it’s hard to go the same way twice.
The life of the going changes.
The chances change and make it a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.


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Love this.

Comment by The Solitary Walker

It’s fantastic isn’t it. To my shame, I’ve had Berry’s Selected Poems for a while and not read it. It is the book that will be in my rucksack on winter walks

and thanks again to Eve


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