“God divided beauty and gave it to the ten:
Henna, soap, and silk-these are the first three.
The plough, the livestock, and the hives of bees-
That makes six.
The sun when it rises over the mountains-
That makes seven.
The crescent moon, as thin as a Christian’s blade-
That makes eight.
With horses and with books we come to ten.”
-from The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson