The Fringes of Love: A Poem to Accompany the Sh’ma

by Stacey Zisook Robinson

We call to one another
Into the quiet
Into the burgeoning clamor of the day
We call
To one another
To come together

We listen
We hear
We declare

That there is Oneness in God
And majesty
And glory
When we call
When we hear

When we love.
And we must love

Because we are bound–
To God
To one another
By loose threads and ancient words
By truth
And faith
And freedom

By love.
Bound by love for
Beloved of
In an endless spiral,
A double helix
That ends (begins) on the shores of a distant Sea

Stacey Zisook Robinson is a member of Beth Emet The Free Synagogue in Evanston, IL, and Congregation Hakafa in Glencoe, IL. She blogs at Stumbling towards meaning:  Stacey’s Blog.

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One Response to “The Fringes of Love: A Poem to Accompany the Sh’ma”

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    This is truly beautiful. Thank you.

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