Our days are a hodge-podge
of planets and gods:
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday are celestial bodies,
Saturn, Sun, and Moon.
The rest are Tuesday—Tyr,
and Friday is Freya. Norse.
Once they were all Gods of the Romans:
Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves,
Viernes, Sabado, and Domingo.
Time passed and others ruled,
subbing new gods’ names.
Now centuries later, students
look puzzled when told,
“Tuesday is for Mars.”
Virginia Serna is a Washington writer, working on her memoir and some poems.
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