Linda Allison ~ In the Beginning

Rosh Hashanah 2017

part of: Ambika

by Carrie Radna

I.

Sky’s heavy with clouds,
it’s still humid & warm outside.
The leaves are still green….

Summer hasn’t left the party yet,
she still wants to play upon our senses.

Fall is waiting in the wings,
but has forgotten his lines;
tomorrow is the autumnal equinox,
the show will happen, no matter what!
We wait for him with bated breath,
when the kids return to learning.

II.

Now is the day of turning time’s wheel
towards the New Year.

He sleeps heavy on the sofa before services,
before the kids run through the temple door,
before our prayer shawls are draped over our shoulders,
before the prayers, blessings
& readings of the Torah

Let us feast on apples and honey,
lean into the sweetness of life’s journeys,
have one day free from uncertainty, injustice and violence.