Monday, May 21, 2007

Dawn




Shavuos 4:30am
Surging mass through narrow stone..
brothers and sisters hurrying
Hushed murmur..scurrying
Pre dawn darkness...
magnetic pull
the holiest spot on earth.
exhausting night
Adrenaline pumping
excited birds overhead
fluttering Taleisim
Swaying...
Praying..
A white bird..
Circles up above..
around and around..
....and around
In the painted sky..
Awestruck
thousands of voices
Sephardi
Ashkenazi
Chassidish
Litvish
Dati
Yemenite
Reaching a crescendo..
Shma..Yisrael
Heart beating..
Impatiently..
looking around..
Where is he?
Tzur Yisrael Kumah B’ezras Yisrael..
Ufdei K’numecha..Yehuda V’Yisrael...
Then...
Decible level drops from LOUD to...
Absolute silence...


Collective sigh
sun fights its way over the wall
Lights up the sky..
Colors the city..
Gold
Brilliant
In the fervent silence.
No different accents
One People...
as the bird dissapears over the hills

I look around one more time...
So...sure he’d come...




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11 Comments:

Blogger Devil's Son said...

i like your blog because you have dedicated special music for every single post...
and most of them are soft to listen....

nice..

May 21, 2007 3:37 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Have a great yom tov.

May 21, 2007 11:06 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

so poignant.
and so real.

gosh, i wish i was at the kosel now...

May 21, 2007 11:34 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Devils Son...
Thanks..

swfm..
You too!

dreamer...
Thanks..and goodness so do I..

May 22, 2007 12:15 AM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

chag sameach

May 22, 2007 2:11 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

lvnsm...
To you as well..Chag Sameiach

May 22, 2007 10:07 AM  
Blogger chana said...

so stunning...
i wish i was there this year...

there's nothing in the world like being oleh regel...

May 25, 2007 12:36 AM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

That was so beautiful.
I felt as if I must have been there once, too.

May 25, 2007 3:05 AM  
Blogger jewmaican20 said...

I know what you mean, David.
God, now I REALLY miss the Land...

May 25, 2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Chana...
I know me too...

Bas_M...
we've all been there...in one form or another..I suspect..

May 25, 2007 12:23 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

jewM...
Thanks for stopping by...
I know what YOU mean..

May 25, 2007 12:25 PM  

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