Small alef; Va-et-cha-nan 2


Be comforted
the first of seven Consolations
three weeks I sat in sadness
seven weeks I am taking to recover.

G*d recovering too —
listen Israel
everything begins to be better now —
we are into the ascent.

Tell G*d in your prayers to lose that loneliness
we are witnessing
at least along for the ride
trying to know something
when knowing is not

O holy G*d –

we are trying to do something
after all.

jsg, usa

Small alef; poetry Vaetchanan
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.