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Questions for the Feast of Weeks

why does the green grass grow all around, all around?
because the rain falls on the just and unjust alike
because the creator blesses us

why do we drive the beasts of burden, feast on them?
because they feast on the green grass that grows
when the forest is driven back
because the creator blesses us

why do we not eat the grass?
 because we lack dignity and cannot turn our backs
because the creator blesses us

why is there some grass we cut short?
that we may strut on it
because the creator blesses us

why do we cut the grass short?
that no one may hide in it
because the creator blesses us

why is there some grass we let grow long?
when we were done being slaves in the east we hid
in the tall grass and ate its seed-heads
which did not make us bend to the earth
because the creator blesses us

why do we let the grass grow long?
two good rains and it gets away
because the creator blesses us

why does grass run away and hide in the waste places?
we have other things to do
because the creator blesses us

why do japanese beetles hide their babies under grass?
when we were slaves in the east
tyrants killed babies hidden in the orchard
babies hidden in rivergrass were spared
because the creator blesses us

why does the earthworm tend first to the grass?
the forest and field are his farms too
because the creator blesses us

why does the mole come glad to grass?
just paving the way to kingdom come
because the creator blesses us

why does the cat run to the yard and crop long grass?
her endearing fur will choke her but for the grass
but the creator blesses us

why are those men walking invisible mazes in the grass?
to please themselves
because the creator blesses us

why do we lie on the grass in the dark and look up?
we says it is to count the stars and remember
because the creator blesses us

why does the grass go on growing?
because the creator blesses us