Monday, September 10, 2012

A little Jack Vance...

With a nod of thanks to Christian Morgenstern's "The Pearl Hen"

     The Twk-man counts; one, two, three, four.
     What is he counting, this patient creature
     beside the River Derna?

    He counts with a covetous air
    What to us - not him - seems paltry fare
    his salt; it's exact measure

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