He could have hid in a cloud
the cumulus drawn up over his face
I just can’t talk to another child of Israel
he might have said
I need some time to myself —
but he didn’t.
He dusted off the menorah he saw floating in the sky
Build it this way, God showed him —
The light from its central shaft
that’s the Torah light
it will need a little lift.
don’t leave me in the dark.
Small alef; B’haalotecha
Sigah trichord: E half-flat F G
Maqam Sigah is associated with mishkan, sanctuary, menorah.