Thursday, November 20, 2008

Reading Readiness

READING READINESS

Can you read Hebrew? she asked
As she opened herself
Like the Torah.

Do you understand Arabic? she asked
As she opened herself
Like the Koran.

Do you speak English? she asked
As she opened herself
Like the King James Bible.

Do you happen to know Latin?
As she opened herself
Like the Summa Theologica.

Photo by Reno DeCaro

2 comments:

ionamiller said...

MMmmmmmm, makes me wish I knew "Supreme Being" as Jabir obviously does... *~*

Io, aka Trench Wench

fullbodytransplant said...

The Babel smells like fish.

Too true for words, but you came close.