Bless you earth-ling

Gobble up the three-fold blessings
the priests our Kohanic ancestors
with their really great clothes
that hat mitznefet
the breastplate
summer breastplate with aeration
winter breastplate to keep the heart line

in a dry climate linen is fabulous
when it’s humid
it’s like wearing a wet towel.

The colors
deep crimson the color of a squashed worm
the mysterious blue
[the blue comes up once every seventy years]
nowadays the blue is not hidden
and the purple —

Is it on the reddish tint or the bluish tint
they’re so different
let’s mix up some imagined purple
and then invent another name for it.

O holy G*d of the tri-partite blessing
as brought down by the Sefas Emes
pores to spread out means to choose a partial
spread over us some peace
opening onto the whole
the individual as it opens onto the universal
the universal always sheleimut
l’sem lekha shalom
to bring the blessing from the individual instance
to the universal application
the conduit from the one to the many —
wild ride that.

The Sefas Emes connects blessing with wholeness with individuality
with blessing the power of the upper root descends
descends on the lower root on the individual on the instance
the upper root the anchoring above
roots above, so to speak.

The inner point of truth
this is shleimut shalom
the inner is experienced in the universal
wherever God dwells
there is blessing
wherever there is blessing
there is shalom
can you dig that?

I love the partial the broken individual incomplete
the fragment the wounded
I love the separate because it integrates
and even if not —
it is whole.

The many crystalled net
each facet reflecting the whole
the crazy skate from the one
to the Universal
to the universal grasp of HaKol
the wild ride from here to There –

Dr. Lehman — I hear you dripping syllables
HaKol Pleroma the All
about which you can say too much —