October 31, 2007

AMULET

May the Lord of Death pass over
this house. May the Lord of Envy
not curdle our whey. May the Lord
of Greed release us from craving.
Great Lord of Time, grant us a stay.

—Barbara Goldberg
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Forthcoming in The Royal Bakerís Daughter (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008)

Posted by dwaber at October 31, 2007 03:01 PM