Night Seven

Eight Angels Came to Me On Eight Nights
Each one told a story*******

On the seventh night the angel remembered the opposing
Greeks,
they defiled the oil except
one small vial of the pure, [BT, Shabbat 21b]
uncorrupted oil
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
Light concealed—

Wisdom
Light
Wisdom
— when it is tended it burns pure.

From the holy Temple in Jerusalem [Ps.137:5]
Light
Lit up
— the world. [Zechariah, 2:14-4:7]

We are always waiting