Footfalls: Poems of the Camino (Paperback)
This remarkable collection of poetry follows the seven-hundred-kilometer path in northwest Spain, part of the Camino de Santiago (also known as the Way of St. James), that the author walked with her life companion in 2016. Each poem is a footfall of experience or insight lived on the Camino, from her start in the region of Navarre until her arrival at the end of her journey in Santiago de Compostela. Themes ride the waves of physical challenges, fears, doubts, inspirations, and laughter of the month-long journey. While Christianity infuses this ancient pilgrimage, the spiritual dimensions of the sacred feminine and Mother Earth are reflected here too. The variety of contemplative, humorous, political, and narrative poetry mirrors the shifts between wonder, delight, and effort lived on the Camino.