Raza de Hanukkah 5

The miracle is the oil
Not the vessel
The vessel–
Tin plated over iron rods;

The oil is inwardliness
The light is inwardliness;

Now take everything out of your pockets
Take off those fancy boots
That shirt with the pearl buttons —
Take it off;

Put it in a pile in the middle of the floor
Look at it until what rises is real;

That’s you.

jsg, usa

BT, Menachot 28b
Rav Kook, Igrot HaRe’iyah