There are 27 poems in this collection. Why that number? Because the original version had one for every letter of the alphabet. There are 27 in Spanish, counting the Ñ. There used to be 29 letters, but some smart people determed that LL was a lot like two Ls and that RR was a lot like two Rs. Will they ever decide that Ñ is a lot like NY? Probably not becaue NY means something else.