Babbling on from Babylon 101

A fragment of an ancient Babylonian "star calendar"

A fragment of an ancient Babylonian “star calendar”

how much we owe to Babylon
we hardly ever own
how little we think of Babylon
together or alone
so much that is of value
so much that we confuse
so much we never think of
when we view our daily news

I’ll start today with one thing
still real in East & West,
for Muslims & for Jews
be they secular or religious,
& all who relate to the cycles
of the moon above our skies:
the Babylonian lunar calendar,
with its Sabbath day of rest.

I need add no more than the following link
which is a real eye-opener
(& is why I’ve added the 101 to my title)
In English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_calendar
In Hebrew: http://he.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/הלוח_הבבלי

With best wishes to all for the coming full moon of Tishrei/Muharram/Libra
two nights from now, & also as a follow-up to my earlier post
For a good year, spaces, scabs, forgiveness & healing

Composed & published today, 13 Tishrei 5775 / 13 Muharram 1436

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