In Every Generation: A Poem for the Seder Table

No more chains!

Yedid Nefesh

In every generation
we go forth from Egypt.

In every generation
a broken guttural shout bursts
from the deepest darkness
shock waves spreading unheard
unseen unknown for
many generations more.

In every generation
the narrows tighten radiating
terrible knowledge through
pulverized bones that
there’s nowhere left but
straight ahead.

In every generation
the waters stretch out
eyes close tight leaping
into the dark blue depths
mouths gulping for air the
broken shout now sounds
like a song.

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Posted on March 25, 2013, in Derech Eretz. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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