Our Teacher is Smart

The attention to details
as they were given according to the command
of our teacher.

But our teacher didn’t know what to do
he needed the artist
who was born with his sleeves rolled up
bearer of tools.

God imagined the design
all the aspects of the Upper World created in the Lower World
God showed it to our teacher
who couldn’t see the pattern.

And see that you make it after the pattern,
God said,
which is being shown you in the mountain. [Ex.25:40].

Oh the pattern,
our teacher said.

The Holy One took him by the hand
showed him every detail from the Upper form
after which our teacher built it in the earthly form.

He was shown through a dark glass
as it were
a reflection of all the parts of the Sanctuary
as it existed in the Highest Form.

Our teacher was again confused
so God said,

trust your intuition.
Follow your inclinations here,
and I will follow Mine.

Our teacher, lured by perfectability
created the Sanctuary out of all his humanly imperfections —

God, as they say, gave him the permission he needed
to make it imperfect but with the right supernal pattern in mind.

The two Houses were destroyed
but the Sanctuary always


so he built it
off a wooded area
someone carved a sign out of heavy wood
beads were strung to make an archway
for the Bride

music was brought in from North Africa
and Detroit,

and the empty spaces,
cakes and challahs were imported from
the tribe of superior people
over the River,

the mysterious thirty-six
were typically present
[well attended]:

the Holy One present always
and our teacher
his family
the artist always
the ancestors

the ancestors especially —

and all the holy and pure ones
who shine like the highest shining of heaven
whose presence was acknowledged
at every meeting.

Maqam Nawa
C [1] D [1/2] E-flat [1 1/2] F-sharp
Every week signified by a musical form
maqam place cognate Makom.