Tuesday, January 15, 2008

If We Are Lucky

"There are places on the planet we belong
and they are not necessarily where we are born.
If we are lucky- if the gods are in a good mood- we find them,
for whatever length of time is necessary for us to know that, yes,
we belong to the earth and it to us.
Even if we cannot articulate this intense physical sensation,
even if language fails us,
we know what home is then, in our very bones."
From Belonging by Elizabeth Huggan

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