Saturday, September 15, 2012

Shanah Tovah

 
 
 
(I found the picture here)
 
A happy and healthy, peace- and successful 5773, 
for you and your loved ones!


[...]

This is the autumn and our harvest--
such as it is, such as it is--
the beginnings of the end, bare trees and barren ground; 
but for us only the beginning: 
let the wild goat's horn and the silver trumpet sound!

Reason upon reason 
to be thankful: 
for the fruit of the earth, 
for the fruit of the tree, 
for the light of the fire, 
and to have come to this season. 
[...]

from "Meditations on the Fall and Winter Holidays - New Year's", 
found in The Poems of Charles Reznikoff (1918-1975) 
 

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