Rachel grows desperate,
requests mandrakes from her rival;
sometimes rendered as mushrooms,
in certain Biblical translations.
fertility wonder drug;
perhaps, with G-d’s help,
she will conceive.
Leah keeps bearing children;
finally, Rachel’s prayers are answered,
with her firstborn, Joseph.
As is written,
except the L-RD build the house,
they labour in vain that build it.
No credit to the mandrakes.