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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sing

Sing for me again, Daddy –
Sing Aishes Chayil
while the candles glow warmly
and the challah still steams
though it's already dark by five.

Sing for me again, Daddy –
Sing Mizmor LeDavid
as I dish out the ice cream
and children flit in and out
letting the mosquitoes in, too.

Sing for me again, Daddy –
Sing Unesaneh Tokef
so I can feel safe again
because we've done teshuva, tefilah, tzedakah
and the chazzan is praying for me.

Sing for me again, Daddy –
Sing Chad Gadya
where G-d slaughters the Angel of Death
so you can sing for me again.

11 comments:

little sheep said...

(((hugs))) thinking of you...

David_on_the_Lake said...

Wow...this was touching and amazing.

Welcome back.

Is this autobiographical?

Anonymous said...

This was so moving and beautiful It brought tears to my eyes. I miss the singing too. I just had a fleeting thought today about where I will want to daven for the Yomim Noraim. It will never be the same.

harry-er than them all said...

Beautiful!

halfshared said...

:-( That last Chad Gadya you mentioned is always sung so emotionally in my house.

May Hashem give you the strength you need in this very difficult time. I'm so sorry...

Dude with hat (aka BTS) said...

That's sounds scary a bit. Is everything ok? Is follow up post with explanation coming soon?

Chag Sameach!

(former) twin said...

I wish I could hold you close and tell you that everything will be ok.
I hope I'll see you soon.

Soul Comfort said...

So touching.
So real.
So heartwrenching.

Brochi said...

Oh my this is so eerily stunning.

nmf #7 said...

Also (((hugs)) thinking of you.
I hope all is well with you and yours.

Casey said...

Very tender and kind and full of hope, I must say! That's what allof us want - to kill the angel of death.