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Saturday
Dec082012

First Night of Hanukkah 

Take these longest nights,
like a staircase to the starlit sky,
like a winding path
towards that small seed of light,
the coming sun,
the morning breaking into
a remembering…
Falling into velvet slumber,
dreaming
of your true self
the one who greets you
with the waking day,
as you travel on
this long dark road home,
filled with light…

*****

Kindling the Hanukkah lights Milton,
just as you taught me...
I can still hear the rumble of your dear voice...

Reader Comments (2)

Lea...what a lovely Menorah and yes a comforting tradition to sit in the light and remember.

x...x

December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

This is so beautiful Lea.
I was trying to choose a favorite line,
but it can't be done...the poem is so beautifully written
that I cannot dare remove one phrase.

And the little aside to Milton...
really touched my heart.
Love♥

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpriti.lisa

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