oem for Today[fr. "For a Lamb", Richard Eberhart]
"I saw on the slant hill a putrid lamb,
Propped with daisies. The sleep looked deep,
The face nudged in the green pillow
But the guts were out for crows to eat.
"Where's the lamb? whose tender plaint
Said all for the mute breezes.
Say he's in the wind somewhere,
Say, there's a lamb in the daisies."
agic! [AP, October 1998]
Alcla de la Selva, Spain: About
1,000 people turned out to caress a
6 1/2m. by 6 1/2m. rock formation resembling a toad on a Sunday evening.
Rubbing the toad rock is said to bring success in love, the lottery, and
civil service exams.
Phnom Peng, Cambodia (May 1998):
A baby born with a scaly back
is titled the "Dragon Baby" and, it is believed, brings good luck to
anyone who touches her. Thousands of people have touched her so
Cambodia:   In the southern
town of Sihanoukville, villagers
worship two charmed oxen by drinking their urine, and in two other towns,
people regularly swim, bathe, and drink the water surrounding a
magic turtle and snake with healing powers.