Small Alef; Va-et-cha-nan 1

Listen Up

Listen up Israel [Deut. 6:4]
G*d is one
G*d alone
G*d the one and only
G*d integrated and unified
the seamless embrace —

I’m trying to know it
Eid – be a witness.

I climb up that large ayin
slide down the big dalet
a witness to the seamlessness –
or turn it around in dyslexia
plow the language like a palindrome
Da’ – know!

I climb up the Hebrew running right to left
jump it back left to right
all directions fold into the ascent of the letters —
into knowing.

Da’ – know
Adonai Eloheinu
Adonai Echad
G*d is one
G*d alone
only G*d
lonely G*d.

jsg, usa
Small alef; poetry Va-et-cha-nan
Maqam Hoseini

D [1/2] E flat [1] F [1] G

A maqam is a musical figure.
Each Shabbat is associated with a particular maqam.