Small Alef poetry

Small Alef poetry

Raise up your eyes
north south east west
look down
can you count the dust of the earth
so will be your seed.

The future –
more than we imagine
the present
a mess
but the future
will spread itself out

north south east west
we will get lost in vastness.

Maqam Bayat
Every portion has a characteristic maqam (plural maqamat),
musical figure, from the Arabic,
cognate in Hebrew Maqom – signifying Place