Thursday, December 21, 2006

Chanukah for the ages..in the ages..



Going to say farewell to Chanukah with another dawn shot of the lake..this one from yesterday..and a poem from last year..

Lying on the grass on a warm spring night
Sky so black
Stars so bright
gazing up..
losing myself
Distance..
Time..
Barriers no more...
The twinkling lights I see are from years past
from millions of miles away
Everything meets in a gaze..
My gaze

Sitting by my Menorah in the darkened room
Sky so black
Flames so bright
losing myself
Distance..
Time..
Barriers no more..

These twinkling lights are from years past
and glorious days to come

These lights are from thousands of miles away..
from a special place..

Everything comes together in my gaze..
Everything comes together..

On Chanukah

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8 Comments:

Blogger anonym00kie said...

that first picture - wow
looks like it was taken in africa or some exotic place.. not lakewood :)
you are SO talented.

December 22, 2006 1:37 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Awesome first pic. Enjoy the rest of Chanukah.

December 22, 2006 8:22 AM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

I think both pics are really pretty. Have a great shabbos and hope you had a happy chanukah.

December 22, 2006 10:48 AM  
Blogger chaverah said...

more pictures?? LOL very pretty. Also whats with the "Lying on the grass on a warm spring night"
I dont really associate channukah with a spring day.

thanks for another beatiful poem.

December 22, 2006 11:19 AM  
Blogger It's All Good Now said...

Gorgeous pic of the lake. You really ARE "on" the lake, aren't you? You couldn't enjoy the lake any more than you do, even if you were IN it.
As for the gist of your poem, I find that tradition and customs are really what connect us to our predecessors, and the kesher is what Judaism is all about. Using the past to prepare for the future.

December 22, 2006 1:21 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

Your words!
I love your words!

December 24, 2006 11:52 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

anonym00kie...
Lakewoods pretty exotic y'know?

swfm..
thanks..you too

sara...
thanks..hope urs was nice

chaverah...
doesnt it feel like spring to you..?

itsallgood...
if I were in it..I'd be a fish..and I wouldnt be blogging..lol

this post is specifically..about the the fact that the ohr hagonuz...the first light..and the light that was in the beis hamikdosh.and the light that will be at the geulah is visible in the menorah..
and its not such a difficult concept to understand...since u can go out look at the sky and see lights from so many light years ago...right now..

kasamba..
Thanks..

December 24, 2006 12:16 PM  
Blogger chaverah said...

very true David, quite warm for this time of year!

December 24, 2006 9:52 PM  

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