Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Shame on you Old Man…

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 (simply) to find it?

- Judyth Collin "The Layman's Lament" from What Book!?: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop