Santiago – an original poem

Hello friends,

My husband Brett prefers to hide his light under a bushel, however I would like to share with you one of his many talents. Did you know he writes great poems? He is truly a bard. Here is his latest one.


Hunted down through the mist we find pilgrim statues that point the way,

Not along the route we walk but across the park aways,

They say to those, who venture close Saint James awaits your calling,

We know today will bring us home to our Saint in Santiago,

The industrial suburbs pass with little call to us,

As we seek our arrival at the sign that leads to our Camino home,

Though the walk goes on to the cathedral doors our hearts our filled with joy,

For once again we find our place of love and life and more,

And pictures taken and walk resumes to find the bagpipes calling,

And then the square opens wide and crowds of people laughing, yes, and crying,

For the cathedral stands an ancient sentinel to the home of our apostle Santiago.

© James Brett Clibbery, September 2020

His poem features in our new video about el Camino de Santiago, which I have uploaded to my YouTube channel. You can watch it by clicking on this link: “A Poetic Journey along el Camino de Santiago” (Camino Frances)

I am sure you enjoyed Brett’s poem and if you would like to read another one, check out Camino Day.

Thank you for reading and watching!

Peace, love and light,

Sarah xxx


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