10/10/10

A newly-wedded couple react on their wedding day in downtown Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. Many Russian couples decided to marry Sunday, the 10th day of the tenth month, 2010. AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

Today is Sunday, 10/10/10.
A triple play does happen now and again.

On a Sunday however, this triplex appears
To happen just once every four hundred years.

It happened last in 1610,
And there won't be a Sunday like this once again
Until the quite distant 2410.

Which seems altogether too long to wait,
To enjoy a new Sunday that shares this date.

In the meantime, we're told many couples won't tarry,
It seems that they're all in a big rush to marry,
This morning, precisely at ten after ten.

On this magical Sunday of 10/10/10,
Do these number games matter?
The jury's still out.
And you can be pardoned,
For having some doubt.

Still, we bet numerologists will think they're in heaven,
Next November - on 11/11/11.
  • Charles Osgood

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