The song of Abishag.
is a ballad of our great illusion.
For in the lines formed by the sharp curve of our retinas.
We missed the soft and hidden words of her own telling.
We must bury ourselves in text.
To the point where we see not with the sight of a noble king or even matriarchs fair.
But until we dig so deep, the light goes out.
And all we are left with is the truth of The Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general. dark.
G-d of all generations,
Reveal to us the voiceless and the real.
And give to us not eyes that see.
But hearts that feel
For the silent stories,
All the hidden beauties masked by our own obscurity
Between the lines.
To be revealed.