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”
What shall I do for amusement? For my muse has disappeared, and, I fear life would be too drear, without a trace of divinity to guide me along the way. —– —– —– Muse of all Muses, Our Muse in Heaven, smile upon me when I frown.
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”
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”
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”
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”
Greatly more than seven times forty-nine,I seek to praise Your abiding ubietyin my life, and your Sinai promise,that keeps my eyes on the skies;until my head is in the clouds,and my feet lift off the earth,when You redeem all of Your people.
“Sing unto the L-RD a new song, and His praise in the assembly of the saints. – Psalm 149:1, JPS 1917 Tanach Taming the beast within, so that I may sing, akin to the songs of the tzaddikim, who succeed in transcending the yetzer harah (evil inclination), that makes so much din, in an attemptContinue reading “Prudence”
An unmeasured amount of blessings, found within these two leather boxes; a treasure beyond compare to things, discarded after wear & tear, and disuse. My tefillin contain the keys to life, divinely-inspired words for my heart, to contemplate, while setting aside strife; and permit my soul to regain its art. These pearls of lasting value,Continue reading “heirloom”
Broken unity, echoes across time, down through the ages, as darkness covers this world; we yearn for reconciliation. As the day draws near, our tears become crystal clear, for the redemption is at hand, and all across the land, the fissures of the earth are healed, as the names of the faithful are sealed, inContinue reading “Seek the Light”