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Friday, January 4, 2008

Prayer


by Zelda
Each of us has a name given by God and given by our parents.
Each of us has a name given by our stature and our smile and given by what we wear.
Each of us has a name given by the mountains and given by our walls.
Each of us has a name given by the stars and given by our neighbors.
Each of us has a name given by our sins and given by our longing.
Each of us has a name given by our enemies and given by our love.
Each of us has a name given by our celebrations and given by our work.
Each of us has a name given by the seasons and given by our blindness.
Each of us has a name given by the sea and given by our death.

My partner, the Beloved, used this in her father's funeral service. Go to this website for more information:
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/texts/Weekly_Torah_Commentary/bereisht_uahc5762.htm

5 comments:

mompriest said...

Good poem, I may need to use it myself sometime...

Sarah+ said...

wow! that's beautiful. can i steal it for a sermon?

Counselor in Process said...

See my addendum for more info

Jan said...

This is good. I am going to save it on my computer for myself and reflection. Thank you.

Barbara B. said...

I really like that...