Imma Rachel Weep
Immah Rachel weeps
She stands on the Bethlehem Road
for her children
Refusing to be consoled
Long lines, destined for Babylon
- exile on the Bethlehem Road.
Refrain your voice from weeping and
your eyes from tears, for the children
shall return to their boundary said
Immah Rachel weep again
for us -
for how long may we
come to pour out our hearts to Our
where you cried for your children,
on the Bethlehem road
cry for us.
Immah Rachel weep.
This article originally appeared in SEASONS OF THE MOON for Cheshvan 5756.