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Friday, 16 April 2010

The Hebrew month of Iyar began on Wednesday night. Better late than never…

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Psalm 84: Rosh Chodesh Iyar
Debbie Perlman, z”l

In the long walk of spring,
You take us toward our obligations,
Sudden chill rains reminding us
Of intangible warmth at this season.

Awaken us, O Eternal, to burgeoning wisdom,
To tasks we will learn to perform
Awaken our hearts to sing to You
The melodies that our people are creating.

In the long walk of spring,
Turn our eyes to one another,
Clearing the path ahead, steadying us
As we walk toward matured beginnings.

You have taken us from slavery to new destinies,
Even as You reawaken the earth to growing;
You have started us on a righteous path,
Even as You challenge us with new duties.

Awaken us, O Eternal, to Iyar,
the month beyond beyond beginnings,
The month of learning and telling,
The month of new discoveries.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sunday, 18 April 2010 12:56 pm

    what a completely fabulous way to spend a moment loving, adoring and being in awe of spring! thanks for the moment, it’s much appreciated!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 27 April 2010 9:26 pm

      Her poetry speaks words I didn’t even know were in the deepest recesses of my heart. I love how she melds the promise of Spring with the Promise of Revelation.

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