unwrapping

Poem #57 from a series of meditations: the Pilgrim (Final for Series 1)

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it is sometimes said
pilgrim
that the self
has the greatest need
to be unwrapped

over time confusion has emerged
regarding that which is presented
that which is gift
that which is …
all

when I present you
with my gift
know as you remove the layers
of pretty crinkled paper
that what I have offered
is an aspect


© Frank Prem 2005

This is the last poem in the current series of Pilgrim poems. Thank you for reading.

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dark concept

Poem #56 from a series of meditations: the Pilgrim

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call the light up
pilgrim
to fathom the darkness

it is an un-ending well
whose depths begin
at the periphery of sight

always
at the edges
dark aura begins
and a passage between realms
might be something more
than concept


© Frank Prem 2005

the Pilgrim Poem #57: unwrapping

anise in season

Poem #55 from a series of meditations: the Pilgrim

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the season changes
pilgrim
not with the designations or notations
marked in an almanac

the buds are full
bursting

the colour emerges
single spots
on one side of the tree

each day more

and the intoxication of anise
released by the golden wattle
that always arrives first
in the spring

the season changes
pilgrim
this year too
will arrive
in time


© Frank Prem 2005

the Pilgrim Poem #56: dark concept

reflection on then

Poem #52 from a series of meditations: the Pilgrim

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do not be afraid pilgrim
this light
is just the past

there are moments
when it is best to simply
bow your head

a moment of reflection

for the past is never far
nor ever suppressed
only acquiescent
while you grow


© Frank Prem 2005

the Pilgrim Poem #53: song of freedom

conclusions

Poem #51 from a series of meditations: the Pilgrim

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answer the question
pilgrim
are you greater or lesser
for having judged

if you judge fairly
you are no more than you have ever been

but if you err
pilgrim
by harshness or haste
perhaps through ignorance
what then

let your first consideration
examine the need for such opinions

let your next explore the advantages
of a pause
before conclusion


© Frank Prem 2005

the Pilgrim Poem #52: reflection on then

the time

Poem #50 from a series of meditations: the Pilgrim

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there comes a time
pilgrim
when all souls
must be ready

it’s not a complicated thing
more a state of mind
where the words

I forgive you

come readily
and release is granted

when all is forgiven
all released
it will be that time


© Frank Prem 2005

the Pilgrim Poem #51: conclusions