Here, it is Good Far away from the city now, reconnecting to our souls and how! Wandering this rainbow floral wonderland as wind chimes ring a calming song beneath prayer flags whose messages of peace do freely wave in multilingual unity— a clue to how the world should be. Here, it is good. We stand together as women before God, barefoot in the sanctuary, singing with our hearts out, connecting to the energy and serenity of love. The mealtime bells do ring along, as we embrace in holy sing-a-longs. Nights of singing Jewish, folk, and country songs, gathered cross-legged in a round barn. The birds are giving concerts of their own as sisters sing with angelic voices, echoing into the heavens. Like each bird with our unique notes to bring, gathered here to pray and sing for peace and goodness as we pause from travelling the labyrinths of our lives as loving daughters, mothers, sisters, and wives. Sitting by the fire pit, reveling in the simple joy of it. The sweet smell of smoke rises in the air like the hopes and dreams that we all share. United as sisters we all will stay, trying to be holy in these fleeting days, admiring those who came before us and ignited the way. On this ranch we adore the food, but what tastes so sweet as sisterhood?
This is a throwback poem from a previously published book. I’ll be posting throwbacks every Wednesday.
At the sisterhood retreat in 2016 we were asked to bring a gift for our time around the campfire, so instead of bringing something material, I read a poem to the group. I had written verses throughout the day.
Paradise Collectors: A Book of Jewish Poetry
Paradise Collectors is a 75 page compilation of Jewish themed poetry, featuring poems from D.L. Lang's previous books and a few new additions.