Came a Generation

Came a Generation

Came a generation
who spoke only dark words.

In the generation of dark words
we started over —
it was not unexpected
but we had not prepared
to avoid it entirely.

Later two more were sent out
a lady stuck her head outside the second floor window —
What you boys looking for?

The Land fool. . .

It’s yours, the hearts of all the people
have melted.

jsg, usa

Small alef; poetry Shelach 2

Maqam* Hijaz
D [1/2] E-flat [1] F# [1/2] G

*a maqam is a musical figure, a partial scale,
a modal form, cognate of the Hebrew Makom, signifying place.
Each Shabbat has a maqam associated with it.