Monday, March 29, 2010

One last glance...



In honor of Pesach here's a post from 3 years ago that I love...Have a Chag Kosher V'Sameach







“Tashuri MeRosh Emunah..” Shir HaShirim
The Midrash says that there is a mountain on the northern border of Eretz Yisroel called Emunah. Just before we enter Eretz Yisroel for the final time we will stop there and sing one last song..our last song in exile....


On a hilltop..
Pre-dawn..
Looking into the distance..
A signal has been given..
The eastern winds are picking up..
Soon it’ll be time to go..
Give me a moment..please
Let me glance back
One more time
Let me remember
The hard times
The lonely times
When it was just me and you..
When it was sooo so hard..
Beaten
Seduced
Mocked
My hand firmly in yours
Warm..
Secure..
All we had was faith..
And now I look across the border
in disbelief
Tired eyes adjusting
The hills are dancing..
The whole universe is waiting
For us..
Let me glance back
One more time
I’ll miss our special time..
When it was just me and you..
I’ll miss you..
Galus

Now..let's go...



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21 Comments:

Blogger JewishBiFemme said...

WOW!!! Boy you got talent....

March 26, 2007 11:32 AM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

That day is going to be amazing

March 26, 2007 3:09 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

That was so very beautiful
Never heard the midrash or the perspective of letting go..
The music was so stirring.

March 26, 2007 3:33 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

I'm with TOWIK.
never heard this aspect before, either.

as usual, it's beautiful.
:)

Yehi ratzon shetivneh bais hamikdash bimheirah biyameinu...

March 26, 2007 6:43 PM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

Never heard that midrash before, but it's sending my writing juices into gear also... thanks.

I'm not sure I get the message of your poem, though.

Dreamer-- amen.

March 26, 2007 8:25 PM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

Wow, that music is PERFECT for this post! I wish I had enough of a musical ear to put some to my posts, it adds so much.

March 26, 2007 8:26 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

The music is awesome with it, it gave me the chills. I also never heard the medrash, it is a beautiful medrash written really well.

March 26, 2007 8:49 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

jbf..
Thanks

lvnsm..
it sure will...

Towik and everyone else...
The Midrash Rabbah is Shmos 23..the poem is based on an interpreation of that midrash by the Belzer Rebbe..who explains that when Moshiach comes there will be such clarity..and the whole world will do Hashems will..just before we enter that world of perfection we'll look back with a tinge of sadness at the days when all we had was Emunah...when all we had was Hashem and all Hashem had..was us..

dreamer..
amein.

bas melech...
thanks...u can search for songs on radioblog.com..

swfm...
Thank u..

March 26, 2007 8:57 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

i hadn't even listened to the music before.

hauntingly beautiful.
and perfect.

thank you once again.

March 27, 2007 12:05 AM  
Blogger chana said...

that was so incredible - the writing, music, image, mood, message..
though i only think we will fully appreciate it after it happens.

in the time that the whole world will be filled with intimate knowledge of Hashem, we will finally be able to understand the real value of galus...
it is such a deep, powerful message..
if only we could grasp it completely and take full advantage now, making the most of our time here..
may it end speedily in our days!

March 27, 2007 1:54 AM  
Blogger chana said...

i'm still so blown away... wow

March 27, 2007 1:55 AM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

thank you for the explanation... even more stunning now...

March 27, 2007 3:17 AM  
Blogger chaverah said...

very similar to yitzias mizraim. we miss what we are use to and afraid of the "new".

March 27, 2007 9:43 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

dreamer...
the music makes all the difference...
my pleasure..


Chana...
great addition to the post..
so true...and as powerful as it is..i say amen to moving onto geula

towik...
tks

chavera...
theres an element of that perhaps..but its alot deeper..

March 27, 2007 11:33 AM  
Blogger nuch a chosid said...

beautiful..... we are all waiting and waiting.... for that day
ACHAKEH LO B"CHOL YOM SHEYAVO
yet such nice thoughts can make the wait a little easier and less painful

March 27, 2007 5:48 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

nuch...
absolutely....we have nothing but the moment we're in right now

March 27, 2007 10:29 PM  
Blogger ba1 said...

Thank you - you can see from the comments that this poem made us feel it - the closeness to Hashem we have in galus.
Look at how much it moved your readers - Can't you write things like this where more people will see them? I don't know where - Aish (start a poetry section! I think that would go over well), Jewish newspapers, Jewish magazines?

March 28, 2007 12:04 AM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

Thanks, the explanation really helped.

And yes, though the writing is nice as usual, the music really makes this post work. I can't get over how perfect it is.

March 28, 2007 2:20 AM  
Blogger rivka said...

That was beautiful. Makes you think what Olam Habah is going to be like.

March 28, 2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

ba1...
welcome to my blog..
Thanks. I know..I've thought about it..maybe a book..
I guess there's a shortage of time and motivation..but maybe..

bas_melech...
I know what u mean...its as if that music was written specifically for the poem...even the length is perfect..
I got lucky there and found this..

rivka...
Thanks...
well..I have no clue...if you do..let me know
:-)

March 28, 2007 11:34 AM  
Blogger Mystery Woman said...

Beautiful.

April 12, 2010 2:02 PM  

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