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We began in September 2010 by traveling a portion of the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage route that leads to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago, Galicia, in the northwestern corner of Spain. The name of our blog is inspired by the camino, and we'll have many stories (cuentos) to tell! We spent 2010-2011 on an intentional international journey, living and working in Spanish-speaking countries. Since then, we are immersed back in our lives at home but will report on occasional openings and discoveries. Please join us!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A poem from the Camino by Laura

Soft rolling words
Remind me of Spanish hills -
How they rise slowly
Then fall,
Sending you tumbling
Over bumpy “r” ‘s
And smooth, double “l” ‘s.

In this garden,
We let our voices drop,
Like we’re in a cathedral.
Maybe there is something sacred
In the silence
And the way the evening sun
Floats through the fruit trees and paints shadows on the grass.


  1. Laura,
    What an exquisite poem !! Keep writing.

  2. laura, i didn't know you could write such beautiful poetry! it makes me want to experience what you are!!
    brooke guilbault

  3. Absolutely lovely, Laura. I can feel the hills, the Spanish syllables, and the quiet. I hope we'll get to read more of your poems over the year.

  4. Dear cousins - Nick here! Just a quick note to let you know that I'm following you and enjoying all the posts! Perhaps we'll meet in Morocco!

    Much love!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your experience--the scenery and the lanuage with your lovely poem.

  6. Nice to see that your writing is continuing to improve! I was just thinking about you guys today, and wondering how and where you are, so nice to read this blog.Enjoy your adventure! Miss seeing you all at the crosswalk... Lynne