Wednesday, April 20, 2016

(In Advance due to Passover) The Beast of Burden is Saying (Song(s) for Week 29)

The Beast of Burden is Saying,

My mouth is opened wide against my enemies
For I have rejoiced in Your salvation.
[In the] evening, you shall know that
The Lord brought you out of the land of Egypt.

That when they prepare what they will bring
It will be double of what they gather every day.
When you eat the fruit of your labors,
Happy are you and good is your lot.

Daughters saw her and praised her,
Queens and concubines, and they lauded her
And I shall make his seed endure forever,
And his throne as the days of the heavens.

And Hannah prayed and said:
Who is this who looks forth like the dawn
Fair as the moon, clear as the sun,
Awesome as the bannered legions?

For You are my lamp, Oh Lord
And the Lord does light my darkness.
In the morning, like grass it passes away.
In the morning, it blossoms and passes away

Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel,
There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and innumerable maidens.
If [only] they were wise and would understand this
They would reflect upon their fate.

For we perish from Your wrath,
And from Your anger we are dismayed.
And it shall be on the sixth day
In the evening, it is cut off and withers.

You carry them away as a flood
They are like a sleep
The brook Kishon swept them away,
That ancient brook, the brook Kishon

My dove, my perfect one, is but one, she is one to her mother
She is the pure one of she who bore her
My heart has rejoiced through the Lord
My horn has been raised by the Lord.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Pig is Saying (Song(s) for Week 28)

The Pig is Saying

Turn away your eyes from me, for they have made me haughty;
For they are a nation devoid of counsel and they have no understanding.
G-d is good to those that are good, as well as to the straight-hearted.
And the humble people You do deliver; but Your eyes are upon the haughty to humble them.

The children of Israel said to them,
If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt,
When we sat by pots of meat, when we ate bread to our fill!
For you have brought us out into this desert, to starve this entire congregation to death.

You bring man to the crushing point and You say, "Return, O sons of men."
Your hair is like a flock of goats that streamed down from Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of ewes that came up from the washing,
All of which are perfect and there is no bereavement among them.

A prayer of Moses, the man of G-d. O Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
And I also have lent him to the Lord; all the days which he will be alive, he is borrowed by the Lord.
Before the mountains were born, and You brought forth the earth and the inhabited world,
And from everlasting to everlasting, You are G-d.

So the Lord said to Moses, Behold! I am going to rain down for you bread from heaven,
From heaven they fought; the stars; From their courses fought against Sisera.
I will forever keep My kindness for him, and My covenant will remain true to him.
Your temple is like a split pomegranate from beneath your kerchief.

For a thousand years are in Your eyes like yesterday, which passed, and a watch in the night.
And the people shall go out and gather what is needed for the day,
So that I can test them, whether or not they will follow My teaching.
And he prostrated himself there to the Lord.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Cow is Saying (Song(s) for Week 27)

The Cow is Saying My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the spice beds To graze in the gardens and to gather roses And the entire community of the children of Israel Came to the desert of Scin, which is between Elim and Sinai You led Your people like a flock By the hand of Moses and Aaron On the fifteenth day of the second month After their departure from the land of Egypt The entire community of the children of Israel Complained against Moses and against Aaron in the desert The sound of Your thunder was in the rolling wind Lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked With a pure one, You show Yourself pure But with a perverse one, You deal crookedly Were it not that the enemy's wrath was heaped up Lest their adversaries distort Your way was through the sea Your path through the mighty waters And Your footsteps were not known In Taanach by the waters of Megiddo They journeyed from Elim They took no gain of money Lest they claim, "Our hand was triumphant! The Lord did none of this!" Rejoice to the Lord of our strength Trumpet to the Lord of Jacob! I will also make him [My] firstborn Supreme over the kings of the earth For this child did I pray I am my beloved's And my beloved is mine Who grazes among the roses You are fair, my beloved, as Tirzah Comely as Jerusalem, awesome as the bannered legions And the Lord granted me my request Which I asked of Him.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Food Sensitivity

Food Sensitivity

Unabated by
Misplaced shame
Or other such

I found the cure
To times of weary

It was not to cut
The red or blue
Pills Morpheus
Had given me,

But instead increase
Their colors and

While I may pass on
Caetano's rain
Sweat, and beer due to

I'll claim my roots
At least, in coffee,
Wine and açaí.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Lamb Is Saying (Song(s) for Week 26)

The Lamb Is Saying 

All the sicknesses that
I have visited upon Egypt
I will not visit upon you,
For I, the Lord, heal you.

Who is like You among the might ones,
G-d, who is like You, mighty in holiness,
Awesome in praise, worker of wonders.

I said that I would
Make an end of them
Eradicate their
Remembrance from mankind.

With a kind one, You show Yourself kind.
With an upright mighty man, You show Yourself upright.
You redeemed Your people with Your arm,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph forever.

He will call to Me,
You are my Father, my G-d,
And the Rock of my salvation.

And she said, "Please, my lord!
As surely as your soul lives, my lord,
I am the woman who was standing here
With you, to pray to the Lord.

And He said, If you hearken to the voice of the Lord,
Your G-d, and you do what is proper in His eyes,
And you listen closely to His commandments
And observe all His statutes,

His legs are [as] pillars of marble,
Founded upon sockets of fine gold,
His appearance is like the Lebanon,
Chosen as the cedars.

The kings came and fought;
Then fought the kings of Canaan
Where has your beloved gone, O fairest of women?
Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you?

They came to Elim,
And there were twelve
Water fountains and seventy palms.
And they encamped there by the water.

The waters perceived You, O G-d,
The waters perceived You,
They trembled, even the deeps quaked.

They poured forth thick waters;
The skies let out a voice,
Even your arrows went abroad.

His palate is sweet, and he is altogether desirable
This is my beloved, and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem.        

Friday, April 1, 2016

Tag Me In Your Prayers

Tag Me In Your Prayers

Tag me 
In your 
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Than just
And you
Will come
Face to
With the
Fact that
I am
And our
Life is
In a
Of the
Kind One
Has to