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Poems from Shabbat Meditation

Updated on April 18, 2011

Fading


There is a sense of vertigo
As the things I thought of
As real
Fade
 

Vast expanse of beautiful Earth
Translucent permeable
Jelly of experience
Relationships
Sensation
 

Fading
Slight pang of parting
I recede into oneness
And dissolve

My Experience

A group of diverse beliefs
We share
A heritage of stories
Celebrating relationships
With the unknowable
Generation to generation
Oral tradition
Written on goat skin
And then in books
Words we allow to shape our lives

We meet in a place of rituals
Discuss the stories
Mining for meaning
I mainly listen and hear
Many things I do not know
Or understand

Together with my music
I am welcomed

When I meditate within
The visions stand in quieu
Too many to be seen

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      I like the reference to oral traditions written on goat skin -- it presents a solid visual for the process of ancient holy books taking shape through the centuries and millenia.

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you, Doug. To me the goatskin symbolizes the reaching for the unknown that has occurred throughout the history of humanity. We start with a little inkling from the past and try to take it somewhere in our own lifetime. Then it's someone else's turn.

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