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Eternity Utters a Day

Found this poem in a Shabbat book during a Bar Mitzvah. I used the last line to write a poem of my own – try it!

A thought has blown the marketplace away
There is a song on the wind and joy in the trees.
Shabbat arrives in the world
scattering a song in the silence of the night:
Eternity utters a day.

– Abraham Joshua Heschel (excerpt)

Here’s my attempt, starting with Heschel’s last line:

Eternity utters a day
It falls from lips too large to measure
Bounces on ground too wide to see
Unfolds into Now
Touch, open, be

Ok, your turn…

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Roman Dissonance

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Surrounded by rose-glory, The angel weeps. Her cold white grief cannot Silence The birdsung summer. Photo by 13 yr old MRC