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Earth Etude for Elul 24 – Water Down the Wall

by Carol Reiman~

from www.thinkcds.org/category/policy/

Borne

on the water

that etches

the rock

(of tablets

and of temples),

the breath of life

glistens

as it falls

down

and down

and

down

the wall,

pooling below, in blue green deep,

a balm for bathers, to wash away

the ash of grief and tired day;

turning on,

the waters pass slowly here,

clotted

by the blood of battle,

iron arms lapped

in reeds–

land of dust and stone

sealed off to some–

left in pieces,

separated parts.

Eicha!

From the voices

of those gathered,

tuned to the shofar,

condensing

breath

of all with open ear and heart,

a mist of spray

forms,

rippling out,

spiraling,

to rise,

amidst the mix,

until

the

water

once again

glistens

with its light;

borne upon

its journey,

making

its way

down

the

wall.

Afloat at her Boston harbor campus, Carol Reiman is shored up by friends in various faith communities and grounded by her cat.

Member since 2014
Susan Levine is Aytzim's volunteer and intern coordinator. She enjoys being part of an international team working to green Israel. Susan holds a master's degree in education. She also has experience in graphic design and is our social media coordinator.
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