Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Great Lakes Prayer Five


I listen to the echo of the Prophet.
Her voice was once a powerful
kindness to the passion of the Jews.
She understood their success and their failure.

I speak out my joy received
and my praise;
when others listen,
I commend them.

Thus my solemn certainty
of the past and the future:
doves were sacrificed on the altar
for my child once—

Birds, swimming across the blue—
that the righteousness
of my son
could not be traded for jewels.