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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