I dreamed a dream
we were walking through a field
then we were alone in a small valley
a true emek
it was beautiful just like in the story
all the flowers brightly colored.
It was all as it is supposed to be
the deep significance of events clarified in the dream
just as Rashi the poet predicted
the events released their deep significance
just as Rashi described them
only in vivid color
the kind of colors a child would use
the story opened to me like a flower
a field of stories
I’ll tell it to you again if you like —
the whole story.
O holy Shabbes Inspiration Vayeshev
Maqam* Nahawand (sometimes called Rahawi or Nawah)
Every Shabbat is associated with a musical figure called a *maqam,
Arabic cognate to Hebrew maqom, Place.