Friday, September 25, 2009

Yom Kippur Poem

Visions


My eyes toward visions of God I raise


Though inner shadows obstruct my gaze


And feet that would upon God’s path have tread


Lead me far away from Him instead.


My God, I pray, do let Your wisdom’s light


Relieve me of the burden of my plight


Take heed of my sincere attempts to change


And favorable conditions thus arrange.

4 comments:

moonlight1021 said...
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moonlight1021 said...

Thanks for posting. I like it! If I can draw a parallel: Wisdom's light is like moonlight. Since the moon doesn't have its own light, but reflects back the light it gets from the sun, so does the studying and acquisition of wisdom from good sources reflect back into the world though good deeds. Note: Parallel not drawn in connection to my screename.

Yehuda said...

Thank you for sharing this. It would be great to see/hear this in Hebrew.

Rabbi Joshua Maroof said...

I had been working on a Hebrew version but I wasn't satisfied with it enough to publish it yet.