Why We Had To Leave Pharaoh
Open with the eighth plague
brought by an east wind [10:3]
carried away by a west wind. [10:19]
the silent heart of wisdom
the heart’s deep wisdom.
Both winds blow through our camp
Now the integrating dream
every blessing a prayer of concentric unity
Set against this is Par’oh
Par’oh — to rend to split
the separator the dis-integrator
Every blessing a union
the power of the upper root descends
we separate from the Other Side
and that is why we had to leave Pharaoh
to become one with ourselves.
O holy Shabbes Bo
Maqam Sigah [tri-chord] E half-flat F G
Every Shabbat is associated with a maqam, a musical figure.
Maqam is Arabic cognate for maqom (Hebrew)