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.