Traveling The Page





November PAD Challenge Day 23: write a travel poem

Traveling The Page

Have followed signs, interpreted
unknown symbols, been nimble
while making notes to mark
each moment. Charted a course
by testing wind with wetted finger,
always seeking best direction.
Yet, still don’t know where
the Where of going is.

Decided a while back
that Where no longer
matters, when true
pleasure is found
in simple rhythms
of movement.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/23/11

Note: This piece applies both to writing and to the pen and ink sketching that I do. Today’s Mandala is one of my Zendalas, put through the digital process my friend uses. She did it as a tease, but it was the only one that suited today’s words.

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6 Responses to Traveling The Page

  1. Yes, these days, the Where is not nearly as important as the How……this reminds me of the koan “Traveler, there is no path. The Way IS the path.” Loved it, Elizabeth.


  2. Mary says:

    Yes, Elizabeth, the WHERE is not really all that important if one enjoys one’s present PLACE. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Elizabeth.


  3. irene says:

    I’m not sure how you do it, Elizabeth, but your mandalas are truly beautiful.


  4. Beautiful Elizabeth. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy yourself.



  5. Renee Espriu says:

    Sometines it is not the destination that matter but the journey. Thank You!


  6. Caddo Veil says:

    “Where the Where of going is”–love that!!


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