Eight Angels Came to Me On Eight Nights
Each one told a story*******
On the seventh night the angel remembered the opposing
they defiled the oil except
one small vial of the pure, [BT, Shabbat 21b]
shemen tahor –
one small vial that when fired up
lit the entire eight days.
From our prayers —
The miracle of the few
Against the many,
The light revealed
— when it is tended it burns pure.
From the holy Temple in Jerusalem [Ps.137:5]
— the world. [Zechariah, 2:14-4:7]
We are always waiting