Small alef poetry Vayera 2; I Will Bless You

I Will Bless you

I will bless you and increase you as the earth
as the sands of the seashore as the sea,
look at the algae now
and the horseflies buzzing over your face.
I will make you as great as the horseflies, as the algae,
look up now to the sky, you will be as great as the stars
as the darkness too, you will be as great as the darkness.
As the sand and the sea and the stars,
the mud and the dark and the green,
the sticky stuff on the surf, the horseflies,
the the and the and
the early rains and the later rains
the mud the mud the green the sand the dark.

“And God appeared to Abraham” (18:1)

and said nothing.
Appeared everywhere.

jsg, usa

O holy Shabbes Inspiration Vayera
Maqam* Nawah

Nawa: C D E flat F sharp G

Every Shabbat has a maqam* associated with it, a musical figure. Maqam is cognate to Hebrew maqom = Place.