Tuesday, July 11, 2006

To Vermont

O you who have set out on the pilgrimage
Where are you going? --Rumi
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Setting off in a few hours for Northern Vermont. I've never been there. Plan to camp out a few days and hike a few trails. There's something hopeful about such a journey. I always think of Basho, setting out in the damp, cold spring for his foot journey. There are several translations of the title of that collection of prose and poetry, but I like Journey to the Interior best.

I'll take my iPod--it's packed with lots of good songs and good poems. Some books. A journal. A camera.

Here I go!

4 comments:

Paula said...

Godspeed.

cpc said...

Have a safe trip and watch out for the black flies.

ggw07 said...

Vermont is great! Hope you find your way to the rapids and waterfalls-
Gretchen

V said...

Have a wonderful time!
V

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