Blue Dye

Like turquoise,

akin to sapphire am I,

techeles blue, I am called.

As lofty as the throne of Elokim;

and, as lowly as the chillazon snail.

Encapsulated within a single thread,

tied around a religious fringe,

reminding the wearer of Shomayim;

and, the ocean of wisdom called Torah.

Comprising the regal clothing of the Kohein Kadol,

surrounding the mishkan (tabernacle) with beauty.

The color of honor chosen for Mordechai,

and the dishonor of the rebel, Korach.

My ancient source has vanished,

only the remnants of shells remain,

found in an archaeological dig;

yet, some look to the cuttlefish.

Such an important mitzvah

for the sake of the tzitzis (fringes);

the pious wait for the true color,

to be discovered, bringing renewal.

Author: Tzvi Fievel

I have B.A.'s in Psychology, and English; and, a certificate in psychophysical re-education; at current, I am exploring my third area of academic interest - ecology. My spiritual journey, through many transitions, culminated in taking the yoke of Heaven upon myself.

6 thoughts on “Blue Dye”

  1. This is incredibly potent. I especially like; “Encapsulated within a single thread, tied around a religious fringe, reminding the wearer of Shomayim.”

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