‘Pilgrimage’ by Emilio DeGrazia The Society December 17, 2017 Humor, Poetry 1 Comment Our Poet, to satisfy a deep yen To purify the soul from all that’s ill, Gave book-dealer Joe a twenty dollar bill To buy a ten buck book explaining Zen. “My change?” asked the Poet with a shy grin. “No change from me,” said smart book-dealer Joe. “There’s one Zen truth you really need to know To karma the soul: Change comes from within.” Our poorer Poet then entered the pizza place Where Sam the man was the pizza king. “Your order?” said Sam to the Poet’s face. “Umm,” said Poet, “make me one with everything.” At the bottom line of spirit’s hungry quest Poets turn East, and end up in the West. Emilio DeGrazia, a long-time resident of Winona, Minnesota, began publishing poetry and creative prose in 1973, and founded Great River Review, the state’s most enduring small press literary magazine, in 1977. Related Post ‘The Oddity’ and Other Poetry by Mark Stevick The Oddity My pen and me set off to sea but washed up feeing useless; the cadent swell invoked a spell and story of Odysseus. While... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail One Response James Sale December 27, 2017 Very dry, very funny – I really enjoyed this. Well done. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.