This is a guest poem post by Daniel of Adventures in Jewish Thought. The salt shaker is totally my idea. Hoping his poem will evoke some good comments, ideas, reflections.
The Lament of the People of Sodom
Because we did not see
And the strangers
In our midst
We were struck blind.
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As we are approaching Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, I would like to share with you these links:
- Simanim – Symbols for Jewish New Year – fun to prepare and to eat
- Sephardi Piyut of Rosh Hashana: poem sung by Sephardic Jews on Rosh Hashana
- Lorri’s Honey Cake Recipe
Finally, a badge for Sam, who has undergone a lot, much more than any child should:
11 thoughts on “Guest Poem: The Lament of the People of Sodom”
Many thanks for posting this. Shana tova to you and your family!
Shana tova, Daniel. Thanks for the opportunity for a little pre-Rosh Hashana reflection.
Thank you for the link.
The poem is lovely, filled with the essence of the human condition and humanity’s plight.
I agree! Daniel says a lot with only a few words.
A great poem! Well-done Daniel!
It’s always amazing when so few words say a lot like Daniel’s poem.
Thank you for saying so, Cassi. I’m sure Daniel will appreciate your comment.
Thanks to everyone who left such kind feedback here over the last week or so. It’s been a great start to my year!
I hope to post further poems at my blog, where some earlier poems can already be found under the ‘poetry’ tag.
Such a streamlined poem, and also one that can be applied to all of humanity.
Thank you for your comment, Jeri – I value your input! “Streamlined” is a good term to use for this poem. The content certainly does make one think about our relationships with others.