the one who went first
waiting for me
labyrinth’s center

14 Responses

  1. Mary Jo Says:

    Beautiful, Julie. You will walk back from the center together.

  2. Julie L Warther Says:

    Thanks Jo! Yes, let's!

  3. Dan Schwerin Says:

    Not only is this evocative for this Good Friday, but it is also a poem that unfolds slowly. I love the timing and the peace in the poem. Very well done.

  4. Julie L Warther Says:

    Thanks Dan! Yes, it was so good to it presented today!

  5. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Wonderful poem – thank you

  6. Julie L Warther Says:

    Thanks so much, Ellen!

  7. NancyRapp Says:

    So many connections… Wonderful timing for Good Friday. I will come back to this one again and again. Thank you.

  8. Julie L Warther Says:

    Thanks, Nancy. I'm glad it resonated with you!

  9. janewilliams Says:

    I agree with all the comments, beautifully worded and also comforting, thank you.

  10. Julie L Warther Says:

    Thanks Jane!

  11. Bill Kenney Says:

    Teases the soul.

    one step
    at a time

  12. Julie L Warther Says:

    Yes, Bill! Every journey does indeed begin this way!

  13. David Smedley Says:

    I see the inference of death too in those first two lines.

    derelict church-
    a gravestone rubbing
    In hands charcoal dark

  14. Julie L Warther Says:

    Yes, David. Death is a possibility here too. I can feel the chalkiness of the gravestone rubbing. Thanks for your response!

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