Schulamith Chava Halevy As toward a stranger I was destined to wed Tentatively I approached Hope and trepidation. I prayed that as in ancient legends Perhaps we knew each other in a different life. For long parted souls look not into the future, But the past. Our eyes met and immediately we knew How could we forget! Six hundred years ago we basked together In the Spanish golden sun. We sang the same romances, shared our wine. In the splendor of Granada How peacefully we sailed upon the dream Of harmony and cultures shared, Of human paradise. Then the storm hit. Stunned and confused we ran And as we fled Our hands tore apart And torrential waves Of people and events Swept over us. We lost one another Five hundred years ago. We took another step, My feet still unsure, The sands so soft and wet still From the ebbing tide SHOFAR Fa111999 Vol. 18, No.1 How dare I look? I could not know what's left to recognize In the wreckage And how to make the leap Across half a millennium. But even as our frames held on to solid ground We could hear the flutter of our
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies – Purdue University Press
Published: Oct 3, 1999
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