Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sukkot: A Prayer for Spreading Joy

Blessed One-ness
Sharing Sukkot, the Harvest,
 Z'man simkhateinu - the season of our joy

We harvest our teshuvah,
And gather in the joy of redemption.
Citron, Palm, Willow, Myrtle
Etrog, Lulav, Aravah, Hadass
Heart, Spine, Mouth, Eye

We spread our joy
In all six directions
Left, right, forward and back
Shma, yisrael, Adonai, Elohainu
Up and Down,
Adonai Echad.

The stars are above us,
The earth below.
The past behind us,
The future ahead of us.
Family to our left,
Friends to our right.

We are everywhere
And we are here.
We enjoy the harvest
Of our fields and our prayers.
We are home.
No matter how long it lasts
We have it now.
We are one in the One
And we give thanks.


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