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The vision quest

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The vision quest

I’ve only read about them

Going into the wilderness alone

Communing with nature

Listening to the voice of the ancestors

Contemplating one’s place in life

The vision quest

A right of passage

The gate to maturity and responsibility 

Seeking one’s animal guide

The vision quest

Reaching out to the Great Spirit

Asking questions

Listening attentively for answers

The vision quest

January 29th, 2021

Prayer beads

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Prayer beads 

Made of warm brown wood

The tassel, a fiery red

Lie in front of me on my footstool 

Prayer beads

Take me back to Iran

The country I come from

Held in the hands of a holy one in a photograph

Held in the hands of the merchant at the bazaar as he sells his wares

Held in the hand of the Sufi sage as he moves the beads with his fingers like he has done a thousand times 

Prayer beads

Come in all colors and forms

Made of wood or glass or stone 

Prayer beads

Are sacred to me

They connect us to our creator 

 

2 February 2019