Listen to the Bells

Each story an odd translation,
each translation a person,
each person bonded to each,
Each story told, in which
ever language, jangles
a chord across bells.
The bells, when retold,
echo a stranger note,
and each of us, hands
to ears, tremble like glass.

(circa 190-1994, from If this is a Comedy, Then Why Aren’t We Laughing)

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