Rosh Hodesh Heshvan – To Rachel

Who am I to weep at a
supposed grave of a
dead ancestor?
Yet tears fallthick and sweetat your
blue velvet bier,
beloved Rachel,
while outside
boy soldiers, in green
stand guard.

Tears for them
and for me
a great flowing river of tears.

Yours, Rachel, remembered
for so long
and mine, still fresh,
and overflow,
for a moment,
the dry banks
of separation.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

Ritualwell content is available for free thanks to the generous support of readers like you! Please help us continue to offer meaningful content with a donation today. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Rituals

Shop Ritualwell - Discover unique Judaica products

The Reconstructionist Network

Get the latest from Ritualwell

Subscribe for the latest rituals, online learning opportunities, and unique Judaica finds from our store.