Divine Pillar

The foaming, frothing sea, gleams in the light cast upon us, safe on the lee of the Angel, standing fast against the army of Mitzraim. Behind me, towers the pillar of cloud, obscuring the bowers where the enemy is shrouded in the darkness of night. There is only one way for us to pursue, inContinue reading “Divine Pillar”

Silent Light

The menorah lights, too soon burn down to the wicks; watching in silence. I gather my prayers and intentions, for a life that will transcend the darkness of the past. Every Chanukah now is bittersweet, as it seems that hope is as fragile as the last moments of the candles flickering flames, before the wicksContinue reading “Silent Light”


The world sings backin harmony with my words,providing the much needed chorusto the solo nature of my life. Am I really a microcosmof the greater Macrocosmof the expanding Universeand its Designer? Or am I only a smallspeck in the Universe,floating around unmoored,like a piece of cosmic debris? My own nature dependsupon the nurture of theContinue reading “Harmony”

The Commons

Snug in this cocoonthat has been delicately wovenall around my room,so that I am enclosedin this maternal womb,created by divine guidance. While the world sleeps,restless, tossing, and turning,at the prospect of the new normalbecoming an interminable sentence,imposed upon the global village. And, shouldI also become restless,L-rd, cause my attention to turntowards the promises in storeforContinue reading “The Commons”


The world appears to be asleep, while I am awake, drinking my cup of green tea, shortly before midnight. Yet, I surmise that many fellow night owls, like myself, are, perhaps, also awake, across this vast continent, even behind the screen that serves as an interface for a global connection of like-minded spirits. Yet, soContinue reading “Stillness”

Hopeful Musings

My busyness, where does it lead me? I become like a tangled necklace, an overlapping puzzle, as if one can imagine the pieces, a small amount too large to fit together – disorder is the result. ~~~~~~~~~~ A disordered soul, where will this lead me? astray in the wilderness, and, in due time, alone inContinue reading “Hopeful Musings”

We Will Be

Step back, in your soul;in your heart, reach out towards the far corners of the earth.Know, that I will be with you there.I Shall Be Who I Shall Be. In all your nisyanos,I will be within the midst,to comfort you in the stormsof a life, seemingly gone wrong. Know that all shall beas all isContinue reading “We Will Be”

haibun: Clay Vessel

You mock yourself, when you do not uphold your own ideals, like the fool, who does not walk the talk. Patiently, you try to succeed, only to fall down a rung or two, on Jacob’s ladder. Do you dare to go where angels tread? Or reach the heights of Icarus? O mortal man, if youContinue reading “haibun: Clay Vessel”