Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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Billy Collins -


Flock


It has been calculated that each copy of the
Gutenberg Bible ... required the skins of 300 sheep.
    - from an article on printing


I can see them squeezed into the holding pen
behind the stone building
where the printing press is housed,

all of them squirming around
to find a little room
and looking so much alike

it would be nearly impossible
to count them,
and there is no telling

which one will carry the news
that the Lord is a shepherd,
one of the few things they already know.

       - Billy Collins



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