Saturday, February 6, 2010
"No animals were harmed..."
No animals were harmed in the making of this joyful noise:
A thick, twisted stem from the garden
is the wedding couple's ceremonial ram's horn.
Its substance will not survive one thousand years,
nor will the garden, which is today their temple,
nor will their names, nor their union now announced
with ritual blasts upon the zucchini shofar.
From "Zucchini Shofar" by Sarah Lindsay
Illustration by Martin van Maele from L'Histoire comique de Francion, 1925.