the death of moses

the night before he died he
dreamed he was floating in the
water like a freshly fallen
leaf whirling further and
further downstream just
before he went under
the daughter of his executioner
drew him out of the water
and cradled him in
her arms
turning to his savior he
wondered could this
be the face
of god?

the next day as he gazed into
the eyes of his beloved
his soul was reclaimed
with a kiss and
the one whose
name means taken
from the water

(Deuteronomy 34)

4 thoughts on “the death of moses

  1. Rabbi Rosen’s commentaries/meditations/poems on scripture texts are deeply meaningful. I regularly post them to Facebook, where others appreciate them too. Thank you so much! Blessings of peace, Sarah Q. Malone

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