Betrothal

erev Tu b’Shevat 5781

Every bell rings true

at the wedding of Adam and Eve.

All of the animals, flowers and trees,

pay homage to the crown of creation.

There is a music inside the ten utterances

of the Creator, Who brought all into being.

As each seedling sprouted, a world was born;

and, every niche was made for its own species.

Only today, as stewards, we have forgotten,

how to honor the contract between us and G-d,

when we demonstrate our carelessness,

as species die out, fading from the earth.

Rebirth, renewal, and awareness of life,

will bring us closer to Paradise, while

our souls are uplifted towards Heaven;

in search of a divine betrothal.

6 Comments

  1. This is a lovely poem. I’m guessing you were inspired by this line: “As if we could hear music inside the words” Gail Newman ~ Trust .

    i love the idea of music within the words of creation, and the central message is so important.

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    1. Yes, I was inspired by that line; however, the overall theme of my poem did not reflect the theme of Gail Newman’s poem. In fact, I only read the entire poem, Trust, after I had already written mine; so, I decided not to include a direct reference.

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