A Traveler

If it’s chariots or sandals,

I’ll take sandals.

I like the high prow of the chariot,

the daredevil speed, the wind

a quick tune you can’t

quite catch

but I want to go

a long way

and I want to follow

paths where wheels deadlock.

And I don’t want always

to be among gear and horses,

blood, foam, dust. I’d like

to wean myself from their strange allure.

I’ll chance

the pilgrim sandals.

-Denise Levertov

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2 thoughts on “A Traveler

  1. I like this – it makes me want to go for a long walk in the quiet, and spend some time thinking. I need to see life as a simple journey to be enjoyed step by step.

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