lack of imagination makes us come to imagined places
March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Is it lack of imagination that makes us come
to imagined places, not just stay at home?
Or could Pascal have been not entirely right
about just sitting quietly in one’s room?
Continent, city, country, society:
the choice is never wide and never free.
And here, or there . . . No. Should we have stayed at home,
wherever that may be?
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)