Tuesday, May 16, 2006

staying home

Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting
the precedent
of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere
to find it?

- Judyth Collin
"The Layman's Lament"
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach


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