Beginning the Journey with Pablo Neruda
The following excerpts from Pablo Neruda’s poem I Wish the Woodcutter Would Wake Up (translated) seems like an excellent way to begin a journey of thousands of miles.
West of the Colorado River
there’s a place I love.
I take refuge there with everything alive
in me, with everything
that I have been, that I am, that I believe in…
America spread out like a buffalo skin
light and transparent night of galloping
near your high places covered with stars
I drink down your cup of green dew.