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I am happy to present the poetry of the adventurous,
talented, witty and well versed, Elin Babcock, to the
Global Heart 2 Heart Poet’s Corner.

In her first poem, Elin shares her beautiful inner
verses of a pilgrimage “up mountains of loneliness
in contemplation and prayer”as she journeys to a
sacred and mystical place and learns compassion
and empathy on the long and winding road to
Santiago de Compostela.

Open your heart and say Buen Camino on a
journey with Elin Babcock as she recites
On My Camino 2020

Elin Babcock On My Camino 2020

Elin Babcock On My Camino 2020

Shut not open 

Home not gone

I begin

Up hills

Becoming mountains

Of loneliness 

Turned to contemplation,

Prayer

Talked to myself

Answered

Sang half songs

I remembered

Hummed the rest

Nights came

Cooked one pot meals

Ate lots of pasta

Baked cinnamon apples

Slept exhausted

From nothing

I am on trail 

On trial, 

Sentenced to learn

I stop at my own altar 

Hear my own confession

My penance 

To experience

Loneliness, 

Compassion

Empathy

Of others.

Say buen Camino to my contact list

Of home pilgrims

Send photos of flowers and trees

In my garden

Let people know

I am OK. 

I am on my Camino.

© Elin Babcock. All rights reserved.

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Elin Babcock On My Camino 2020

Elin Babcock On My Camino 2020

 

Shut not open 

Home not gone

I begin

Up hills

Becoming mountains

Of loneliness 

Turned to contemplation,

Prayer

Talked to myself

Answered

Sang half songs

I remembered

Hummed the rest

Nights came

Cooked one pot meals

Ate lots of pasta

Baked cinnamon apples

Slept exhausted

From nothing

I am on trail 

On trial, 

Sentenced to learn

I stop at my own altar 

Hear my own confession

My penance 

To experience

Loneliness, 

Compassion

Empathy

Of others.

Say buen Camino to my contact list

Of home pilgrims

Send photos of flowers and trees

In my garden

Let people know

I am OK. 

I am on my Camino.

© Elin Babcock. All rights reserved.