lights of eight sage
branches stretch and reach
skyward for freedom!
©2017 Michelle Kogan
Happy Poetry Friday, and Happy Hanukkah!
Last week on Saturday I recieved my winter poetry swap package in the mail. It couldn’t have come at a better time, I just had some dental surgery the day before and the package put such a warm feeling inside me, Many thanks Margaret!
So For Poetry Friday I’m mixing things up a bit–sharing a little from one of my favorite Jewish holidays, Hanukkah–the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AND FREEDOM– along with Margaret’s poem and gifts.
I did a little researching and found this wonderful site about the origin of a sage menorah, which the first menorah may have been taken from. I have my interpretation of it featured here. The ends are formed with almond cups. Here’s a link for the site that describes this original menorah and it’s origin in detail:
Margaret sent me a bevy of delectable items. Here’s her original Shadorma poem (a form of haiku with a syllable count of: 3,5,3,3,7,5.and photo that inspired it:
hollows space for view
opening a patterned path
lacing morning’s dew
–Margaret Simon December, 2017 ©
Here are the additional treasures Margaret shared with me. They are from Robyn Hood Black’s etsy shop, www.artsyletters.com A two-sided ornament with words taken from Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Philadelphia: James Elverson, Publisher, Dec. 26, 1896.
I was taken with Margaret’s Shadorma poem, and I penned a couple–but I think this is enough so I’ll share them in another post.
Thanks for the lovely gifts and the light you’ve shined on me from your poem and all here Margaret! BTW the box that all came in had tape on it that read: HELP SAVE THE BEES–perfect!
Now zip on over to Diane Mayr’s blog, Random Noodling she’s hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks Diane! Diane has focused on St. Thérèse’ this week.