The Harvest of Sweet Soft Souls in West Africa
Prayer for the Journey
pitch your tent with mine
so that I may not become deterred
by hardship, strangeness, doubt.
Show me the movement I must make
toward a wealth not dependent on possessions,
toward a wisdom not based on books,
toward a strength not bolstered by might,
toward a god not confined to heaven.
Help me to find myself as I walk in other's shoes.
(Prayer song from Ghana, traditional, translator unknown)
My thanks to Joe Riley at Panhala.net for sharing this poem http://www.panhala.net/Archive/Journeying_god.html
Here is a nice link I found for an “off the beaten track travelogue of Burkina faso". I love things like this. http://www.off-the-beaten-track.net/?/travelogues/bf01c01.html