When the Tower of Babel was built we began to speak in tongues, which was confusing
at first and set us at odds with each other. But then we remembered that behind the
babble everything remained one, though now we had so many more ways to say “thing”!
But we're still confused.
Australia, a group of girls at a corroboree
Lapland, reindeer herdgirls
China, the “yaktail”
Greece, the seven daughters, sisters,
or “the sailing stars”
a cluster of faint stars in Taurus,
name of a car in Japan —
in Mayan —A fistful of boys —
by Gary Snyder
from Danger on Peaks