Turning Point: A Poem for Ma’ariv Aravim

a starry twilight sky
Sky turning from blue to ruby to sapphire,
at last the moment has arrived,
this is the turning point,
outside, the day turns to night and
within, within, our souls turn to
embrace the sweetness that is Shabbat.
I light the Shabbat candles
and ignite the fire of my soul.
I say the bracha
and hear the voice within respond.
I feel my soul gates open
to let the Sabbath in.
And the darkness of evening
becomes the light of Shabbat,
and from the inner stillness,
my soul begins to dance.
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