Journey

What flowers along the roadside bloom,
fennel or sweetfern underfoot,
what mountains wraithlike loom ahead?
What do we care
if You are there?


Out of which land the long wind blows,
from what sky bearing rain or cold
or heat of the sun upon our heads?
What do we care
if You are there?


Voyagers, pilgrims, fellowmen,
along the river bank we wend
linked and strong and hand to hand
because we care
that You are there!


January 1, 1955 - the day after Jane and Bob became members of the Bruderhof.