In Every Generation: A Poem for the Seder Table

Silhouette-Freedom
In every generation
we go forth from Egypt.

In every generation
a broken guttural shout bursts
from the deepest darkness
shock waves spreading unheard
unseen unknown for
many generations more.

In every generation
the narrows tighten radiating
terrible knowledge through
pulverized bones that
there’s nowhere left but
straight ahead.

In every generation
the waters stretch out
eyes close tight leaping
into the dark blue depths
mouths gulping for air the
broken shout now sounds
like a song.

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2 Comments on “In Every Generation: A Poem for the Seder Table”

  1. Ruth Rosen says:

    Thank you for your deep, meaningful and powerful thoughts. A happy Passover to you and the family.
    Love, Ruth

  2. Anne Ryan says:

    As always a path to a deeper meaning. Beautiful poem. Thank you so much.

    Happy Passover to you all.


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