“He looketh in through the windows, he peereth through the lattice.”
– Song of Songs 2:9, JPS 1917 Tanach
A glimpse of the Shechinah, within her castle,
as she peers out on occasion during the day;
is this not the goal of all mystics, who seek
only to find for a moment, this brief reward?
Yet, modernity closes in upon the opportunity,
to gaze in peace and silence, to wonder
at all that is sublime within G-d’s creation,
progressively curtailed in Babylon.