Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hod b’Netzach

HOD and NETZACH
Enduring Glory

We go about our earthly business,
Concern ourselves with right and wrong;
We love our neighbors as best we can
And do our best to walk with G-d.

Then every once in a while
On a dark night
We may chance to look up, and

                  Oh!

The magnificent glory of the heavens 
Is revealed to us
As a dome so enormous as to encompass all humanity
A rich brew of sparkling points draws us in;
In every direction, lights, patterns, depth.

We are so small, sitting as we do on an arm of the Milky Way,
We are so large, comprehending somehow our place in the universe
We are so blessed, that an ordinary night in an ordinary life 
Presents to us this vision of glory.

And for our birthright gift:
It is and will be there always
And nothing is required of us 

But just to look up 

by Lois Rosenthal

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