January 26, 2008

Poetry Friday

For Mom on her birthday,
from The Passionate Man's Pilgramage

Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My scrip of joy, immortal diet,
My bottle of salvation,
My gown of glory, hope's true gage,
And thus I'll take my pilgramage.

-Sir Walter Ralegh

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