A Poem for the Last Weeks of Summer


As August draws to a close, and September approaches on the horizon, I want to offer as a kavannah (intention) a poem by Zelda, translated from the Hebrew by Marcia Falk.


We had a hidden treasure of leisure

gentle as the morning air,

leisure of stories, kisses, tears,

leisure of holidays,

leisure of mamma, grandma, and the aunts

gliding on a boat of light,

slowly floating

in the small boat of peace

with the moon and the heavenly bodies.

May we find in these last moments of summer precious gifts of leisure, joy, renewal and peace that we are able carry with us throughout this new year.