Small alef; poetry Come Close

Occupation please — [47:3]
we’re shepherds.

Oud playing shepherds
we also play flutes.

Our ancestors —
Also shepherds.

We’re quiet
We speak the Maqams*.

jsg, usa

Every Shabbat is associated with a musical figure called a *maqam,
Arabic cognate to Hebrew maqom, Place.

Maqam Bayat (D E half-flat F G)
Small alef; poetry Vayigash