Mystery Rule; small aleph Chukkat

Mystery Rule

Mystery rule of Torah
as if it were understood
we might understand
it all —

The little red cow:
how what purifies can corrupt
what corrupts might purify.

We came to rest
at redemption through learning
suggested by the Sefas Emes —

Every soul has a portion
a dot
or a point
that is incorruptable.

At that moment we had become a letter of the guidebook
a dot a vowel a dia-critical a mark on the page
we became a letter of the text –

We arrived at partial
opening onto whole.

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

Every portion has a musical figure,
A maqam
Arabic cognate to maqom
Signifying Place.