Saturday, June 12, 2010


daughters of Jerusalem

becoming our mothers.

fasting from affection

we write our hearts in letters

that no one will see.

daughters of Jerusalem

hold fast to your body

(the wellspring of life)

be warm and not cold

a home to everyone

daughters of Jerusalem

living outside

breathing in words

to keep us from speaking

please make me a treasure

to be held in wonder

to be cherished and loved

make me a woman

who is wise and slow to act

so that I can be straight in you

and soft in heart

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