Aranzazu Poem

Aranzazu Poem

Lady of the thorn bush

keep me safe from myself.


The sky is your colour:

shelter me.


For you and your child

I will travel the world.


Your presence

will be my pilgrim’s staff.


Mother and nurse to me,

be my lady

of the way

from sweet Aranzazu


to wherever I find



Andrew Bullen SJ, Ignatius the Pilgrim

Ignatius the Pilgrim – Poems for Prayer, 2013