Friday Poem

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.

–Roshi Bob

How many?

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,
the Pleiades,

name of a car in Japan —

in Mayan —A fistful of boys —

by Gary Snyder
from Danger on Peaks