Two Sprigs of Myrtle

Artscroll Library

Seasons of the Moon Poetry


Two Sprigs of Myrtle

He was hurrying between
the twighlight's embers
To welcome the Shabbos Queen.
In his hands - two sprigs of myrtle
To guard, To remember
The Hand unseen.

And all those years we spent
Up to our necks,
Our souls were clothed
In nothing more than sand -

We could burn the world
With eyes of fire,
But it's enough,
It's enough -
That there are two
Such as you and I.


    SOURCES:
  • Talmud Shabbt 33b

Visit the Ohr Somayach Lag B'Omer page

This poem originally appeared in SEASONS OF THE MOON for Iyar 5757.
Written by Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair.
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman.
HTML Design: Michael B. Treblow

Ohr Somayach is hosted by TeamGenesis


Copyright © 1997 Ohr Somayach International. Send comments to: info@ohr.edu
Ohr Somayach International is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation (letter on file) and your donation is tax deductable.