by blood belonging

Poem #31 from a series of meditations: the Pilgrim

Back to the Pilgrim – Introduction


there are none
who understand you
pilgrim
like those who reared you

with whom you have learned
your way of breaking bread

these are the ones
whose hearts beat
with your blood

and so

and so

while ever such a heart
continues to beat
you are not alone in this
shimmering reality

your belonging is assured


© Frank Prem 2005

the Pilgrim Poem #32: principled lines

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2 thoughts on “by blood belonging

  1. I’ve been enjoying (and like today, blown away by!) your “Pilgrim” series, but this one is a contemporary psalm! I may forget the actual words, but the main part has already permanently lodged itself in my intellect and has shored up my flickering humanity.

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